How do you Factor this?

Mathematics
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

Oct 29th, 2014

Given:  f(x) = 4x^2 + 4x - 2

First find the prime factors for each term on the right side of the equation:

    4x^2 = 2*2*x*x

    4x = 2*2*x

    2 = 2

The greatest common factor (GCF) = 2

Next, factor out the GCF:

    4x^2 + 4x - 2 = 2(2x^2) + 2(2x) + 2(-1)

                         = 2(2x^2 +2x - 1)

Your answer is:

    f(x) = 2(2x^2 + 2x - 1)

All the best,

Dinshaw

Oct 29th, 2014

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Oct 29th, 2014
...
Oct 29th, 2014
May 23rd, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer