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.

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**Dr. Cuddy**, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:44pm
(x-2) is common in both terms so you can take that out as a factor.

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**Reiny**, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:48pm
(3x + 5) (x - 2) + (2x - 3) (x - 2) is partially factored

to finish ...

= (x-2)(3x+5 + 2x-3)

= (x-2)(5x+2)

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

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