
Algebra PreAlgebra and Basic Algebra Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
February 18th, 2012, 11:18 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 97 Thanks: 0  Help Factor this?
Hi everyone. I'm new here as you can see. What brought me here is my confusion across this math problem I've encountered. Here's the problem; Code: 4y^2+32y+48 Code: 4(y^2+32y+48) 
February 18th, 2012, 11:26 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 522 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Help Factor this?
When you factor out the 4, you must divide all of the terms by 4, to get: Now, to factor the quadratic within the parentheses, you need two factors of 12 whose sum is 8, which is 2 and 6, so we then get: 
February 18th, 2012, 11:29 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 97 Thanks: 0  Re: Help Factor this?
Thanks, Mark! That's the answer I got after analyzing the problem a bit more. Appreciate it though!

February 18th, 2012, 11:31 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 522 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Help Factor this?
Glad to help, and welcome to the forum! 

Tags 
factor 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
factor x^5+x+1  Albert.Teng  Algebra  7  June 16th, 2012 05:30 AM 
How to factor 3*(x^4) + 4*(x^3)  3  daigo  Algebra  3  June 14th, 2012 06:38 PM 
Factor  Eminem_Recovery  Algebra  11  June 19th, 2011 09:50 PM 
how can these to be factor?  haebin  Calculus  2  September 14th, 2009 10:25 PM 
Factor x^4 + 1  profetas  Algebra  3  August 25th, 2009 10:20 AM 