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How would you factor this problem? I keep getting stuck.
x^2+2xy+2x+y^2+2y-8

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  1. x^2+2xy+2x+y^2+2y-8 can be rewritten
    x^2+2xy+y^2 + 2x+2y-8
    =(x+y)^2 + 2(x+y-4) OR
    = [(x+y)(x+y+2] -8)

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  2. Thanks so much. :)

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