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April 24th, 2014, 12:27 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2012 From: Live and work in Saudi but from Italy (British national) Posts: 103 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: Hoping to do something in the future.  How many times x^2 goes into 3x^3
Sorry, but can someone please explain to me why x^2 goes into 3x^3 3x times? Another example would be x goes into 2x^2 = 2 I can't understand this. Thanks for any eventual help, Michael Last edited by skipjack; April 24th, 2014 at 06:50 AM. 
April 24th, 2014, 01:03 AM  #2  
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Greater London, England, UK Posts: 320 Thanks: 156 Math Focus: Abstract algebra  Quote:
Not quite: $x$ goes into $2x^2$ $2x$ times.  
April 24th, 2014, 02:15 AM  #3 
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Except when x = 0, then x^2 fits in 3x^3 infinitely many times.

April 24th, 2014, 03:00 AM  #4 
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