Algebra
posted by HI
hello.i have to factor this expression.
3y^216y12
i did my work and i got (y4)(y+1)
is it right?

Damon
(3 y + 2)(y  6)

HI
thank you!

Damon
You are welcome.

HI
can you show how u got that answer please???

Damon
Sure, fooled around with factors of 12
3 and 4 did not work, 1 and 12 did not work, so tried 6 and 2 
Damon
I wrote
(3 y  ) (y + )
and tried factors
soon saw needed
(3 y + ) (y  )
then fooled with 3 and 4 and then 6 and 2 until it worked 
HI
i messed up on my math . i used 12 and 3. now i know why i messed up. thank you again.:)

Damon
No problem :)
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