Posted by G on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:10pm.
•I am having trouble figuring out this question. Why is (3x + 5) (x  2) + (2x  3) (x  2) not in factored form? Show specifically how to find the correct final factored form. What is this factoring method called?
Please help. Thank you.

Mat 117  Dr. Cuddy, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:44pm
(x2) is common in both terms so you can take that out as a factor.

Mat 117  Reiny, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:48pm
(3x + 5) (x  2) + (2x  3) (x  2) is partially factored
to finish ...
= (x2)(3x+5 + 2x3)
= (x2)(5x+2)

Mat 117  G, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 2:50pm
What I got waas (x2)(5x+2). Is this right? What would I call this method? Is it distribution?
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