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February 18th, 2012, 10:18 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, 10:26 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 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, 10:29 AM  #3 
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Thanks, Mark! That's the answer I got after analyzing the problem a bit more. Appreciate it though!

February 18th, 2012, 10:31 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Help Factor this?
Glad to help, and welcome to the forum! 

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