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 330: 53



Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Group the terms of the given expression, $ p^2-4zq+pq-4pz ,$ such that the factored form of the groupings will result to a factor common to the entire expression. Then, factor the $GCF$ in each group. Finally, factor the $GCF$ of the entire expression. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Grouping the first and third terms and the second and fourth terms, the given expression is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (p^2+pq)-(4zq+4pz) .\end{array} Factoring the $GCF$ in each group, results to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} p(p+q)-4z(q+p) \\\\= p(p+q)-4z(p+q) .\end{array} Factoring the $GCF= (p+q) $ of the entire expression above results to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (p+q)(p-4z) .\end{array}
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