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#1 2012-10-25 05:22:42

reallylongnickname
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distributive law



The way to solve this is apparently to use division by the common factor which is 3x^2



However, if I solve it with out the division like this (see below), I get the same answer. So what rule should I be following? Am I skipping steps or am I using different method?

#2 2012-10-25 05:51:08

bob bundy
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Re: distributive law

hi reallylongnickname

You cannot 'solve' it anyway because it is not an equation; rather just an expression.

So I think you mean 'simplify' it.

It factorises (factorizes) as you have correctly done in your last line.  That's it done.

Bob


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