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Which of the following in simplest factored form is equivalent to: \(12(1-x^2)\)

 

a) \(-12(1-x) (1+x)\)

 

b) \(-12(x^2-1)\)

 

c) \(-12(x-1) (x+1)\)

 

d) \(12(x-1) (1-x)\)

 Mar 14, 2021
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This is quite easy, let us factor out a -1 from the $(-x^2+1)$, which is $-1(x^2-1)$, we then make this into difference of squares $12*-(x+1)(x-1)$, which results in 

 

$\boxed{-12(x+1)(x-1)}$

 Mar 14, 2021
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Thank you! I wasn't sure how to switch the numbers around or if I should at all.

SmartMathMan  Mar 15, 2021

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