Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 6

Answer

$6x^2(x^2-3x+2)$

Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor of $6, 18,$ and $12$ is $6$. The greatest common factor of $x^4, x^3,$ and $x^2$ is $x^2$. Thus, the greatest common factor of the binomial is $6x^2$. Factor out $6x^2$ to obtain $6x^2(x^2-3x+2).$
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