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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003

    Math people. How to factor these two terms?

    I need to factor these two terms into two separate things that can multiple into each other to form the original term. It's part of a much longer more complex problem, but I got stuck on these two:

    a) (3x^2 - 6x)

    b) (3x^2 - 12)

    Basically, I need them in two terms (or however many they normally factor into) so that I can find the critical points of a graph. These terms are the derivatives of a previous equation.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    A) (3x) and (x-2) (You can pull a 3 and an x from the terms)
    B) (3) and (x+2) and (x-2) (pull a 3 out, and then it's just difference of squares)

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