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## #101 2011-07-24 01:32:35

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

thats the method u used

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## #102 2011-07-24 01:32:45

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

I am leaning towards E. So far it can be done by grouping and perfect squares method.

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## #103 2011-07-24 01:34:00

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

yeah e seems right to me 2 did i do the rest correct am starting to like this lesson for so reason

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## #104 2011-07-24 01:34:55

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Hold on that is a lot to look at.

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## #105 2011-07-24 01:35:34

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

lol ok

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## #106 2011-07-24 01:37:26

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Hi;

18 is A, hopefully!

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## #107 2011-07-24 01:38:20

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

yup

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## #108 2011-07-24 01:40:21

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Hi;

19 is correct as far as I know.

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## #109 2011-07-24 01:41:24

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

20 is incorrect

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## #110 2011-07-24 01:41:40

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Hi;

For 20) how do you get a GCF out of that?

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## #111 2011-07-24 01:42:45

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

yeah i just revised it isn't it e ?

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## #112 2011-07-24 01:48:06

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Hi;

That is not correct. Did you try to factor that by the  difference of two squares. Can you see two squares there? No, you can not. The answer is F

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## #113 2011-07-24 01:49:03

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

i got #6 and number 19 incorrect

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## #114 2011-07-24 01:52:09

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

19?  What did you enter for the answer?

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## #115 2011-07-24 01:54:32

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

19 as e

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## #116 2011-07-24 01:55:12

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

hi bobbym

could 19 be done by grouping?

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## #117 2011-07-24 01:55:28

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

That is what I got too.

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## #118 2011-07-24 01:56:52

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

x^2-169=
x^2-13x+13x-169=
x(x-13)+13(x-13)=
(x+13)(x-13)???

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## #119 2011-07-24 01:58:29

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

It does look like B is correct.

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## #120 2011-07-24 01:59:47

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

i think that if a polynomial can be factored by any other method than it can also be done by grouping.

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## #121 2011-07-24 02:00:40

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

For 6) C is correct.

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## #122 2011-07-24 02:01:38

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

am ganna do 6 again and see what i did incorrect

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## #123 2011-07-24 02:02:02

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

What did you get?

You should get ( x - 3 ) ( x + 5 )

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## #124 2011-07-24 02:12:46

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

x^2+2x-15
15*x=15x= 5 , -3
(x^2+5x)-(3x-15)
x(x+5)-3(x-5)
(x-3) (X+5)

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## #125 2011-07-24 02:14:31

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### Re: Factoring Polynomials

Correct, please do not change x to X, those are different variables and mean different things.

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