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: 37



Work Step by Step

All terms are divisible by $2x^2$, so factor out $2x^2$ to obtain: $=2x^2(x^2-13x-48)$ Factor the trinomial. Look for factors of $-48$ whose sum is $-13$. These factors are $-16$ and $3$. This means that the trinomial can be factored as $(x-16)(x+3)$. Thus, the completely factored form of the given polynomial is: $=2x^2(x-16)(x+3)$
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