Math
posted by
lala on
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Factorize (x+2)^2 + x^2 +6x + 8

Math 
Brian,
=x^2+4x+4+x^2+6x+8
=2x^2+10x+12
=2(x^2+5+6)
=(x+2)(x+3)
=x=3,2

Math 
Reiny,
picking up from Brian's thirdlast line
= 2(x^2+5+6)
should have been
= 2(x^2+5x+6)
= 2(x+2)(x+3)
This is the fully factored form, there was no equation to "solve"