Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 3

Answer

$4x$

Work Step by Step

The $GCF$ of $ 12 $ and $ 8 $ is $ 4 .$ The $GCF$ of $ x^2 $ and $ x^1 $ is $ x^1 .$ Hence, the $GCF$ of the given expressions, $ 12x^2 \text{ and } 8x ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 4x^1 \\\\= 4x .\end{array}
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