Precalculus (6th Edition)

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Chapter R - Review of Basic Concepts - R.4 Factoring Polynomials - R.4 Exercises: 25

Answer

$(m-1)(2m^2-7m+7)$

Work Step by Step

The factor $(m-1)$ is common to both terms. Factor out $m-1$ to obtain: $=(m-1)[2-3(m-1)+2(m-1)^2]$ Distribute $-3$ and square $(m-1)$to obtain: $\\=(m-1)[2-3m+3+2(m^2-2m+1)] \\=(m-1)(5-3m+2m^2-4m+2) \\=(m-1)(2m^2-7m+7)$

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