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 - Page 329: 7



Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor of a group of terms is the greatest factor that evenly divides into all terms in the group. In this case, $3(r+t)^{2}$ is the greatest common factor, because it is the largest factor that divides evenly into both terms. $6m(r+t)^{2}\div3(r+t)^{2}=2m$ $3p(r+t)^{4}\div3(r+t)^{2}=p(r+t)^{2}$
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