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Factor the polynomial x^2-30x+25

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babiie123 | Student | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted April 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM via web

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Factor the polynomial x^2-30x+25

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 28, 2013 at 5:21 PM (Answer #1)

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The factors of 5x^2-30x+25 have to be determined.

5x^2-30x+25 

= 5x^2 - 5x - 25x + 25

= 5x(x - 1) - 25(x - 1)

=> (5x - 25)(x - 1)

=> 5(x - 5)(x - 1)

The factored form of 5x^2-30x+25  =   5(x - 5)(x - 1)

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