algebra 1
posted by Dippy .
how do you factor completely 3(x  2)^2  3(x  2)  6

That can be recognized as a polynomial in x2. It factors into
[3(x2)+3][(x2) 2]
which simplifies to
= (3x+3)(x4) = 3(x+1)(x4)
Another way to do that would be to multiply out the polynomial 3(x2)^2 3(x2) 6 BEFORE factoring it. The answer should be the same.