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

(3 y + 2)(y  6)
posted by Damon

thank you!
posted by HI

You are welcome.
posted by Damon

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

Sure, fooled around with factors of 12
3 and 4 did not work, 1 and 12 did not work, so tried 6 and 2posted by 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 workedposted by Damon

i messed up on my math . i used 12 and 3. now i know why i messed up. thank you again.:)
posted by HI

No problem :)
posted by Damon
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