algebra
posted by Pat .
Simplify the following expression
2(3 x  2)(2nd Power)  3x (x + 1) + 4

expand the first term and the second term
2(9x^212x+4)3x^23x + 4
18x^224x+83x^23x+4
gather terms
15x^227x+12
(3x3)(5x4)
check that. 
2 (3 x  2)^2  3 x^2 3 x + 4
2 (9x^2  12 x +4)  3 x^2 3x + 4
18 x^2  24 x + 8  3x^2 3x + 4
15 x^2 27 x + 12
or
3(5 x^2  9 x + 4) 
Oh, you can factor more
3(5 x^2  9 x + 4)
3 (5x4)(x1)