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February 18th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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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;
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4y^2+32y+48
What I've done was.
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4(y^2+32y+48)
> 4( y + ) ( y + ) this is where I'm clueless.
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February 18th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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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:

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Thanks, Mark! That's the answer I got after analyzing the problem a bit more. Appreciate it though!
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Glad to help, and welcome to the forum!
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