Posted by G on .
•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,
(x2) is common in both terms so you can take that out as a factor.

Mat 117 
Reiny,
(3x + 5) (x  2) + (2x  3) (x  2) is partially factored
to finish ...
= (x2)(3x+5 + 2x3)
= (x2)(5x+2) 
Mat 117 
G,
What I got waas (x2)(5x+2). Is this right? What would I call this method? Is it distribution?