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What are the factors in the expression \(4x(3x^2+5y)\)

 Apr 30, 2021
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why do you need help?

 Apr 30, 2021
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The  factors  are   4x    and  ( 3x^2  + 5y)

 

cool cool cool

 Apr 30, 2021
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Can I ask why the factors aren't 4x, 3x^2, and 5y?

Guest Apr 30, 2021
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@Guest becajse 3x^2 and 5y do not share a common integer term nor variable. Both of their coefficients are prime, too. This means that they cannot be factored out, and note that + does not define factors. Multiplying does.

MathProblemSolver101  Apr 30, 2021
edited by MathProblemSolver101  Apr 30, 2021

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