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J. Mont-Rios
05-17-2006, 12:22 PM
find 3 factorizations for each monomial

6x^3 :roll:

05-17-2006, 12:28 PM
A Prime Factorization is always a good place to start. Once you have that, just pick any groups of prime factors that strike you.

05-17-2006, 01:52 PM
Hello, J. Mont-Rios!

Find 3 factorizations for each monomial: \,6x^3
Just "un-multiply" the expression . . .

\;\;\;6\cdot x^3
\;\;\;2\cdot3\cdot x^3
\;\;\;2\cdot3\cdot x\cdot x^2
\;\;\;2\cdot3x\cdot x^2
\;\;\;2\cdot3x^2\cdot x
\;\;\;2x\cdot 3\cdot x\cdot x
\;\;\;2x\cdot 3x\cdot x
\;\;\;2\cdot3\cdot x\cdot x\cdot x

Get the idea?