Number of results: 821

**Math-Factoring**

Hey I need help factoring 5x^4-180x^2. I'm used to factoring with three numbers, and not two. How would you do just two like this? Thanks

*January 19, 2009 by Greg*

**Factoring**

x2(squared)-4x+4 I would factor this into (X - 2)(X - 2) If you don't know the rules for factoring, post, and we can show you how to do it. I don't know the factoring rules. My algebra teacher couldn't teach.

*September 20, 2006 by Amanda*

**Algebra**

Solve the equation. Use factoring or the quadratic formula, whichever is appropriate. Try factoring first. If you have any difficulty factoring, then go right to the quadratic formula. (Enter your answers as a comma-separated list.) (x+2)^2 + (x-7)(x-2)=16

*April 17, 2015 by Merty*

**GR.10 MATH.**

i want to noe what is the DIFERENCE between partial and complete factoring. an e.g of a partial factoring problem is y=2x^2+8x+5 an e.g of complete factoring is y=x^2+3x-10

*April 27, 2009 by nini*

**Algebra**

Steps to factoring this x^3 - 8 ? I'm only used to factoring out the x when the x is in the equation like x^ + x + x

*October 3, 2010 by Anonymous*

**FACTORING HELP ASAP**

i don't know how this works.. but im helping my friend with some factoring and i have a few questions

*February 11, 2006 by Cait*

**Precalc factoring**

im stuck on factoring (x-1)(2x^3+13x^2+8x-35) do i use synthetic division? if so what zero? thnks.

*October 29, 2012 by Rebekah*

**Factoring- precalc**

im stuck on factoring (x-1)(2x^3+13x^2+8x-35) do i use synthetic division? if so what zero? thnks.

*October 29, 2012 by Rebekah*

**Algebra Question**

When I'm factoring ax^2 + bx + c, is it fine to switch signs in the factoring answer? For example: Can (2x - 5)(3x + 5) become (2x + 5)(3x - 5)?

*March 7, 2014 by Anonymous*

**Algebra 1-Factoring Help!**

Factor completely. if the polynomial is prime, state this. -6x^2-21x-9 I am confused about how to factoring. Thanks!

*March 30, 2016 by clary*

**Sally**

I have a factoring question; what is 8a^2-8a-30? I've been working on this for a while and I think I understand factoring, but I'm not getting the right answer, which is supposed to be 2(2a-5)(2a+3). Any help would be so appreciated! :)

*September 23, 2008 by Math*

**factoring**

Factor completely: 2x2 – 50 To indicate x squared, use this notation — x^2. 2x^2-50 = 2(x^2-25) You should be able to continue the factoring with the site that Lance has given you. I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

*May 23, 2007 by Jojo*

**Math: Factoring**

I'm having a hard time factoring polynomials, especially 3rd degree. -x^3+2x^2+4x-8 -x^3-5x^2+20x+12 I don't know how to begin. I thought long division, but what would I divide by?

*December 2, 2007 by Amelie*

**math?? factoring**

100N/m d^2 - 57.3d= 0 sigh...I can't figure out how to find d know it's factoring but as to actual number to factor out...not so sure. Thanks

*April 14, 2008 by ~christina~*

**math**

I don't understand factoring. One of my homework questions asks for that. The question is "The area of a rectangular garden is given by the trinomial x to the 2nd power plus x -42. What are the possible dimensions of the rectangle? Use factoring.

*July 30, 2015 by Barry*

**Math - factoring**

Solve by factoring: 1.) x^2 - x - 12 = 0

*September 9, 2010 by Anna*

**Math(factoring)**

I need help with factoring trinomials completely. My teacher's example is: 2x^2-12x+18 2(x^2-6x+9) 2(x-3)(x-3) I need help with: 6x^2-26x-20 I just can't get this stuff so if you can please help me I'd greatly appreciate it.

*February 29, 2008 by Nick*

**Math - Factoring Trinomials**

I need help factoring 2y^2-2y-24. The answer I got was 2(y+3)(y+3). However the correct answer is 2(y+3)(y-4).

*February 4, 2017 by Anonymous *

**factoring**

I cannot figure these out.Can someone Factor completely: 3x2 - x - 4 I suppose this is actually 3x^2 -x-4 If so: (3x-4)(x+1) Now I'd like you to look at the following website: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/AllBrowsers/1314/Factoring.asp

*May 23, 2007 by Jojo*

**Math (Algebra 2)**

Factoring by Using a Quadratic Form Problem: x^4 + 8x^2 - 20 What I have so far: (x^2)^2 + 8(x^2) - 20 a^2 + 8a - 20 For some reason my textbook says to substitute the (x^2) with (a) as you can see in the las step. The next step after that is factoring [a^2 + 8a - 20].

*January 31, 2011 by Mike*

**Math**

2x(x+3) = 0 Is there a way to solve that using the below methods? Substitute zero for f(x) and find the roots of the resulting equation, or graph the function and determine the x-intercepts of the graph. Finding the roots of a single variable equation may involve factoring. ...

*December 5, 2011 by -Untamed-*

**Math**

My son's homework asks us to find the product by factoring the tens. The problem is 6 x 2, 6 x 20 and 6 x 200. I see how to do 6 x 2 (memory factor) and the 6 x 20 would be (6 x 2) and (1 x 10) then 12 x 10 = 120 but how does he show his work for 6 x 200 factoring by tens? Help

*September 16, 2013 by Denise*

**MORE MATH**

What is the factoring by grouping? When factoring a trinomial, why is it necessary to write the trinomials in four terms? I will be happy to critique your thinking on this. I do not understand to even answer it? (Broken Link Removed) (Broken Link Removed) How do we determine ...

*June 14, 2005 by jenn*

**Algebra**

What is factoring by grouping? When factoring a trinomial by grouping, why is it necessary to write the trinomial in four terms?

*February 22, 2009 by Bo*

**factoring**

let f(m)=m^3 + 3m^2 + 3m + 1 notice f(-1) = 0, so m+1 is a factor. Using division, the answer is m^2 + 2m + 1 which factors once more to (m+1)(m+1) so you have (m+1)^3 = 0 and then m = -1 Are you familiar with Pascal's triangle? Did you notice the pattern in the coefficients 1...

*March 11, 2007 by Reiny*

**Algebra**

I am having issues with factoring. I am trying to check my work using a TI84 Plus calculator but I don't know how to plug in a problem to check its factoring. Can anyone help? for example 44y^3+55y^2-11xy how can I go about plugging that in to check my work?

*March 27, 2014 by Christopher*

**Algebra: factoring**

I need to find the value of x. 9x^3 + 9x = 30x^2 It's confusing because apparently I have to do 9x^3 + 9x and then add the + 30x^2 to it, and then make it equal 0, so it ends up like this: 9x^3 + 9x + 30x^2 = 0 And afterward, I would factor it. How do you factor it? I'm having...

*December 4, 2008 by Rachelle*

**math (factoring quadratic trinomials)**

i am doing factoring with quadratic trinomials, And I don't understand any of it! The problem im working on is 5p2-22p+8 I factored it out to be (5p2-20p)(40p2-2p) I am so stuck, can anyone help

*March 10, 2009 by Tiffany*

**Algebra 1-Factor by Grouping Help!**

Factor. Use factoring by grouping even though it would seem reasonable to first combine like terms 3u^2-7-21u+49 Would be the same procedure as factoring polynomial? Thanks!

*March 30, 2016 by clary*

**Algebra II**

Need help please. Thank you. 1. Determine whether the function has a maximum or minimum. State that value. f(x)= -2x^2-4x 2. Determine what c would in order to complete the square. x^2-5x+c 3. Solve the quadratic by factoring. 3x^2-16x+5=0 4. Solve the quadratic by factoring. ...

*November 24, 2015 by Michael*

**DQ**

What is factoring by grouping? When factoring a trinomial by grouping, why is it necessary to write the trinomial in four terms?

*February 22, 2009 by Bo*

**Algebra 1**

Well we are doing factoring and I don't quite understand this problem: (x+1)(x-3)=117 I simplified and got: x^2-3x+x-3=117 x^2-2x-3=117 x^2-2x-120=0 I split the middle term and got: x^2-12x+10x-120=0 What should I do next? I have no idea how to finish factoring this... thanks...

*May 6, 2009 by Meloney*

**Math help please**

I'm so lost on this math Hw it's over factoring variables and I don't get it. Like my teach said that we are supposed to have the number and letter in front of everything. For example: -14x^2-7x+21 For factoring I got 7x(-2x-1+3) Because my teacher told me to to combine both 7...

*February 24, 2014 by Anonymous*

**math**

6. Solve by factoring. m² + 8m + 7 = 0 (1 point)8, 7 –7, 1 *–7, –1 7, 1 7. Solve by factoring. n² + 2n – 24 = 0 (1 point)–12, 2 –2, 12 *–6, 4 –4, 6 Please Help

*February 26, 2013 by James*

**algebra,math**

My qustion is for the following the problem reads as follows (x-1)^2 = 7 x-1=+- sqrt 7 x= 1+- sqrt 7 the method they use was factoring in order to simplify the equation to make it easier is this correc? x^2-9x-4=6 x^2-9x-10=0 (x-10)(x+1)=0 What method did they use here I think...

*April 2, 2007 by jasmine20*

**business**

Which of the following statements most represents a drawback to receiving financing through factoring? The business that buys the accounts receivable takes responsibility for collecting them. It’s available to companies who don’t qualify for unsecured loans. Factoring is ...

*June 1, 2010 by Anonymous*

**Math (Quadratics)**

3. Solve for x in 8x^2 + 2x - 4 = 0 I have tried factoring, taking out a GCF then factoring, completing the square, and got a bunch of wrong answers. I thought we were supposed to complete the square, so maybe I'm just doing that wrong. I'm not looking for the answer to the ...

*October 8, 2015 by Ariana*

**algebra**

which method do you use to solve this equation.(x-1)^2=7. Is it the factoring method or the sqare root method I would take the square root of each side. (x-1)= +- sqrt7 Now for the factoring method: (x-1)^2=7 (x-1)^2-7=0 you have a difference of two squares.. ((x-1) +sqrt7)((x...

*May 17, 2007 by Tony*

**physics**

In this problem, we will carry out some steps of the quantum factoring algorithm for N=91. (a) What is the period k of the periodic superposition set up by the quantum factoring algorithm if it chooses x=8? I.e. what is the period of f(j)=8j(mod91) (b) Using your answer to (a...

*October 13, 2013 by manu*

**trigonometry**

can i use factoring to simplify this trig identity? the problem is sinx + cotx * cosx i know the answer is cscx and i know how to get it but i want to know if i can do factoring to get it bc i tried to but it wont give me the answer . this is the step i went through: 1) sinx...

*December 3, 2012 by v*

**Quantum Physics**

We will carry out some steps of the quantum factoring algorithm for N=91 (a) What is the period k of the periodic superposition set up by the quantum factoring algorithm if it chooses x=8? I.e. what is the period of f(j)=8j(mod91) (b) Using your answer to (a), find a ...

*October 12, 2013 by ss01*

**math algebra**

Part 1: Which part of the quadratic formula tells you whether the quadratic equation can be solved by factoring and why? 1. −b 2. b2 − 4ac 3. 2a Part 2: Create your own quadratic equation. Using complete sentences, and your answer from part 1, determine whether ...

*August 11, 2010 by Ka'Sandra*

**Algebra 2**

Two days ago "Steve" helped me with this problem. I am grateful to him. I didn't get it and asked for him to help me again. He showed it to me again, but I needed more steps shown. Then I think he was finished for tutoring for the day before I could see it again with more ...

*January 12, 2013 by Bart*

**Algebra 2**

I am trying to factor a 4th degree polynomial that does not have any rational roots. I need to somehow get it factored into two quadratics. Anyone know of a method to use. 3x^4 - 8x^3 - 5x^2 + 16x - 5 Two of the irrational roots are 1.135.. and 0.382.. but that won't help you ...

*March 9, 2007 by Brenda*

**math help**

I need help factoring this out 6a^2-5a+1 okay so now after revising (3a-1)(2a ) the last part i don't know how to actually get -5 and 1 Factoring is not my strong suit. However, by the term "+1", you know that both of the signs in your parenthesis are going to be the same (...

*March 2, 2007 by jas20*

**physics**

n this problem, we will carry out some steps of the quantum factoring algorithm for N=15. (a) What is the period k of the periodic superposition set up by the quantum factoring algorithm if it chooses x=2? (b) Assume that we found this k using period finding algorithm. Use k ...

*March 22, 2013 by s*

**Quantum Physics**

In this problem, we will carry out some steps of the quantum factoring algorithm for N = 15 (a) What is the period k of the periodic superposition set up by the quantum factoring algorithm if it chooses x = 2 ? (b) Assume that we found this k using period finding algorithm. ...

*March 21, 2013 by Gyanno*

**Algebra word problems**

The area of a rectangle is found by multiplying the length by the width: A=lw. A certain rectangle has an area os x^2+7x +12. Factor the trinomial to find the length ad width of the rectagle. Please read at this site: http://www.themathpage.com/alg/factoring-trinomials.htm ...

*January 23, 2007 by deborah*

**8H MAth**

factoring

*November 12, 2008 by Abbi*

**math factoring**

2h^2-h-3=0

*March 9, 2009 by Debbie*

**math factoring**

2w(4w+1)=1

*March 9, 2009 by Debbie*

**math**

n^2+8n+12 factoring

*October 18, 2011 by traci*

**mATH**

x^2+3x-4=50 how do i do this by factoring

*December 22, 2011 by ADAM*

**factoring**

5t^2-24t-5

*January 10, 2012 by Anonymous*

**factoring**

is x^3 +8 factorable?

*June 3, 2012 by skye*

**Algebra**

Factoring 9w-w^3

*April 30, 2014 by Tracy*

**Quantum Computing**

In this problem, we will carry out some steps of the quantum factoring algorithm for N=21. (a) What is the period k of the periodic superposition set up by the quantum factoring algorithm if it chooses x=2? In other words, what is the period of f(j)=2^j (mod 21). (b) Assume ...

*September 22, 2013 by imath*

**factoring polynomials**

HELP!! This has me stumped! x^2-4y^2-4x+4

*January 19, 2006 by Susan*

**factoring**

how do you factor/get roots for 3x^2+6x+1?

*October 16, 2007 by cadi*

**Factoring by Grouping**

Is this right? x^5+4x^3+7x^2+28 x^3(x^2+4)+7(x^2+4) x^2+4)(x^3+7)

*October 24, 2007 by TJ*

**Factoring**

How do I factor -3p^2+66p+9

*November 25, 2007 by Ben*

**factoring**

8xcubed minus 27

*December 10, 2007 by Nicole*

**factoring**

factor these expressions A) x^4+x^2+1 B) x^10+x^5+1

*February 10, 2008 by MTTT**

**Factoring**

What is the answer to: 8x^2y-4xy-4x

*October 22, 2008 by Randi*

**Algebra 2**

Solve by factoring: 2x^2+7x-4=0

*November 4, 2008 by Kiley*

**math-factoring**

how do you factor this 8x^3+27

*November 6, 2008 by hailey*

**algebra**

2a^2+5a-3=0 solve by factoring

*November 18, 2008 by Tiffiany*

**factoring**

How would I factor this: x^2 - 3x - 1

*February 16, 2009 by Lena*

**math**

how do you finish factoring 3x(x^2-2x-8)

*March 5, 2009 by Angie*

**Algebra**

Solve by factoring: x^2+2x+4x+8=0 Thank you!

*June 6, 2009 by Student*

**algebra**

Solve by factoring x^2 -2x -24=0

*July 24, 2009 by Maria*

**algebra**

Solve by factoring x^2 -2x -24=0

*July 26, 2009 by Maria*

**help factoring this trinomial**

2x^2-10x+8

*April 10, 2010 by jerson*

**math**

solve by factoring 6x - 5 = 6/x

*April 27, 2010 by Giselle*

**math**

factoring strategy 9x^2 + 4y^2

*July 26, 2010 by vera*

**Algebra**

solve by factoring: 2h^2-h-3=0

*September 17, 2010 by Stella*

**math**

how do i solve by factoring x^4+2x^2y^2+9y^4

*September 22, 2010 by joe*

**math**

solve by factoring. x^2+5x+6=0

*January 13, 2011 by jenna d*

**math**

solve by factoring.. 3x^2+5x-2=0

*January 15, 2011 by tony*

**factoring quadratic expression**

w^2+2w+1

*January 26, 2011 by stacy*

**factoring quadratic expression**

w^2+2w+1

*January 26, 2011 by stacy*

**Math**

Solve by factoring: (2x+9)(x-6)=0

*February 8, 2011 by Jason*

**Math**

Will someone help me with factoring?

*May 2, 2011 by Diana*

**Algebra**

Solve by factoring. 2x^4 + x^2 = 1

*May 31, 2011 by Robo*

**math**

Solve by factoring: 2a^2-3a= -5

*June 24, 2011 by Taina*

**math**

solve by factoring 2a^2+3=7a Thanks

*July 28, 2011 by Ashley*

**algebra**

solve by factoring 2a^2-3a=-5

*July 28, 2011 by sheba*

**algebra**

Solve by factoring: 3x^2 + 2x - 1 = 0

*October 19, 2011 by tracy*

**algebra**

Solve by factoring: 6x^2 + x = 5

*October 19, 2011 by tracy*

**Algebra**

Need help factoring 7x^2 + 7x -20

*November 17, 2011 by Chad*

**Alg1, Factoring**

how to factor x^2+2x-3=0

*April 6, 2012 by Katie*

**algebra 2**

x^2-4x-32=0 solve by factoring

*May 9, 2012 by star*

**math**

Solve by Factoring 2a^2 - 3a = -5

*May 11, 2012 by kayla*

**Math-factoring**

factor 5m^2-m-20

*July 1, 2012 by Hank*

**algebra**

Complete the factoring. 3x^3+9x^2+6x

*July 25, 2012 by Christina*

**Algebra**

Solve by factoring a^2-6a+9=0

*July 31, 2013 by Dottie*

**Algebra (factoring Polynomials)**

9w-w^3 2a^2+1+3a

*October 31, 2013 by Tracy*

**Algebra**

factoring 18z+45+z^2

*May 6, 2014 by Tracy*

**Math**

Solve by factoring x^3-4x^2-3x+18=0

*October 6, 2014 by Han*

**college Algebra**

Factoring 2a(a+3b) - 5(a+3b)

*August 20, 2015 by Dee365*