Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.4 - Factoring Trinomials - Exercise Set - Page 361: 33



Work Step by Step

All terms are divisible by $2x$, so factor out $2x$ to obtain: $=2x(x^2-7x+12)$ Factor the trinomial. Look for factors of $12$ whose sum is $-7$. These factors are $-4$ and $-3$. This means that the trinomial can be factored as $(x-4)(x-3)$. Thus, the completely factored form of the given polynomial is: $=2x(x-4)(x-3)$
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