Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping - 5.1 Exercises: 22



Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor of $6p^{3}-3p^{2}-9p^{4}$ is $3p^{2}$. We can use the distributive property to factor out the greatest common factor. 1. $6p^{3}-3p^{2}-9p^{4}$ 2. $3p^{2}\times2p+3p^{2}\times-1+3p^{2}\times-3p^{2}$ 3. $3p^{2}(2p-1-3p^{2})$
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