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Will you please factor this problem completely:6x^2-2x-20

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valgal987 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 30, 2009 at 7:46 AM via web

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Will you please factor this problem completely:

6x^2-2x-20

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM (Answer #1)

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jovona's answer doesn't work.

Try this:

First, pull out 2:

2(3x^2 - x - 10)

Then factor the parenthetical:

2 (3x + 5)(x - 2)

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jovona | Salutatorian

Posted April 30, 2009 at 7:51 AM (Answer #2)

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6x^2-2x-20 =

3(2x^2-x-10) =

3(2x-5)(x+2)

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