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## #1 2011-07-21 21:56:31

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### Factoring Polynomials

hey i was wondering if any body can help and see if i did theses correct for #1 i got a for #2- i got a for #3 i got f for number #4 i got d

thanx

1. 4x^3  12x^2 + 4x

A4x(x^2  3x + 1)
B4x(4x^2  3x + 1)
C4x(4x^2  3x - 1)
D4x(x^2  6x + 1)
E2x(2x^2  6x + 2)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored using the GCF method.

2. 9x^4 + 4x^3  27x^2 + 12x

Ax(9x^3 + 4x^2 + 27x - 12)
Bx(9x^3 + 4x^2  27x + 12)
Cx(9x^4 + 4x^3  27x^2 + 12x)
Dx(9x^2 + 4x  27x + 12)
E3x(3x^3 + x^2  9x + 4)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored using the GCF method.

3. x^2  3x + 4

Ax(x  3)
Bx(x + 3)
Cx(x  1)
Dx(x  7)
Ex(x + 7)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored using the GCF method.

4. 17x^5 + 51x^2  34

A17x^5 + 3x^2 + 2
B17(x^3 + 3x^2 + 2)
C17(x^4 + 3x^2 + 2)
D17(x^5 + 3x^2  2)
Ex^5 + 3x^2  2
FThis polynomial cannot be factored using the GCF method.

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## #2 2011-07-21 22:09:50

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

hi zee-f

1 is correct!2 is incorrect(hint:look at the signs).3 and 4 are also correct.

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## #3 2011-07-21 22:48:44

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for 2 i missed the signs lol thats a tricky one for #2 its B

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## #4 2011-07-21 22:50:45

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does anybody know a good website that teaches you Factoring Polynomials using grouping

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## #5 2011-07-21 22:56:10

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Hi zee-f;

I can not think of a better one than here. You can learn by doing. Post them and show your work. Someone will help.

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## #6 2011-07-22 00:02:39

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how can i factor by grouping if theirs  only three terms

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## #7 2011-07-22 00:07:00

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What does the problem look like?

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Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #8 2011-07-22 00:26:08

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x^2  2x + 1

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## #9 2011-07-22 00:30:49

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That one is not done by grouping which is usually for degree 3 or more polynomials.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #10 2011-07-22 00:35:23

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A(x  1)(x  1)
B(x  1)(x + 1)
C(x + 1)(x  1)
D(x + 1)(x + 1)
E(x + 2)(x  1)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored by grouping.

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## #11 2011-07-22 00:37:29

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Hi;

A is correct, what did you get?

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Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #12 2011-07-22 00:40:08

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so why is it a like a want an explanation on how to do these polynomials  in grouping

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## #13 2011-07-22 00:40:52

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I use factoring to do those, have you been taught that?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #14 2011-07-22 00:46:26

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i was taught by finding the GCF now i have to do them by grouping am confused on the grouping method

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## #15 2011-07-22 00:50:28

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Hi;

The GCF is used on bigger ones ( 4 terms ). Do you remember how to do one by grouping as you call it?

See you a little later, have to rest for a while.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #16 2011-07-22 01:10:00

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see its not letting me choose witch method the question says Factor problems 5 - 8 by grouping.

6. x^2 + 2x  15

A(x - 5)(x  3)
B(x + 5)(x + 3)
C(x + 5)(x  3)
D(x - 5)(x + 3)
E(x + 15)(x  1)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored by grouping.

a want to know how i can do the method

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## #17 2011-07-22 01:29:04

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

hi zee-f

you can do it like this:
x^2 + 2x - 15=
x^2 - 5x + 3x - 15=
x(x-5) + 3(x-5)=
(x+3)(x-5)

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## #18 2011-07-22 06:54:30

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hey guys so i did number 7 the same way i hope i did it correct
so number 7 is x^2-3x-18

x^2-3x-18=
x^2-6x-3x-18

x(x-6)-3(x-6)

(x-3)(x-6)

7. x^2  3x  18

A(x + 3)(x + 6)
B(x + 3)(x - 6)
C(x - 3)(x - 6)
D(x - 3)(x + 6)
E(-x + 3)(x + 6)
FThis polynomial cannot be factored by grouping.

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## #19 2011-07-22 07:07:25

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i really need help on this this is what i did

so the polynomial is

8x^2+47x+28

(8x^2+7x)+(4x+28)

x(8x+7)+4(x+7)

so i choose (A)

8x^2 + 47x + 28

AThis polynomial cannot be factored by grouping.
B(3x + 7)(5x - 4)
C(3x - 7)(5x - 4)
D(3x + 7)(-5x + 4)
E(-3x + 7)(-5x + 4)
F(3x + 7)(5x + 4)

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## #20 2011-07-22 07:12:49

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Hi zeef;

Did you check to see whether any of the other answers work?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #21 2011-07-22 07:21:21

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for the first one yeah the second i tried it like allot  of times i just got sick of it and gave up

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## #22 2011-07-22 07:22:28

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how do you do polynomial equation in squares method? can anybody give me a link for an explanation or something plzzzz

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## #23 2011-07-22 07:29:00

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Hi;

Let's stop here for a second. Did they teach you FOIL?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #24 2011-07-22 07:31:47

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nope they didn't teach me the foil its my first time hearing of that method so i did number 7 incorrect ???? can u help me to see what step i did  incorrect

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## #25 2011-07-22 07:34:52

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Hi;

The answer is B for that one, how did you get C?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.