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Completely Factor the following expressions 1. 12v^2 - 36vw - 48w^2    

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ryan133 | eNoter

Posted July 11, 2013 at 4:08 AM via web

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Completely Factor the following expressions

1. 12v^2 - 36vw - 48w^2

 

 

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 11, 2013 at 4:32 AM (Answer #1)

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`12v^2-36vw-48w^2`

`= 12(v^2-3vw-4w^2)`

`= 12(v^2-4vw+vw-4w^2)`

`= 12(v(v-4w)+w(v-4w))`

`= 12(v-4w)(v+w)`

 

So the answer is;

`12v^2-36vw-48w^2 = 12(v-4w)(v+w)`

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