Trinomials in the form ax 2 + bx + c can be more difficult to factor when the coefficient a is a number other than 1. However, if the value of a can be factored out, the trinomial can still be factored using a more simple method. Factor out 3 from the trinomial 3x2 - 12x + 12 so that the value of a will change from 3 to 1.

Guest May 18, 2020

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Factoring out just means divide through by 3 kinda reverse distributive law

3 ( x^2 - 4x + 4) = 3x ^2 -12x + 12

= 3 ( x-2)(x-2)

ElectricPavlov May 18, 2020

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Best Answer

Factoring out just means divide through by 3 kinda reverse distributive law

3 ( x^2 - 4x + 4) = 3x ^2 -12x + 12

= 3 ( x-2)(x-2)

ElectricPavlov May 18, 2020