P pstboxer New member Joined Jun 27, 2007 Messages 2 Jun 27, 2007 #1 2jcubed k squared-16j squared k cubed+8jk i just cannot remember how to do these! HELP

S soroban Elite Member Joined Jan 28, 2005 Messages 5,588 Jun 27, 2007 #2 Re: factoring polynomials Hello, pstboxer! Factor: \(\displaystyle \:2j^3k^2\,-\,16j^2k^3\,+\,8jk\) Click to expand... Factor out a common factor. . . Each term has a \(\displaystyle 2\), a \(\displaystyle j\), and a \(\displaystyle k.\) Then we have: \(\displaystyle \:2jk\left(j^2k\,-\,8jk^2\,+\,4\right)\) . . and that's all we can do.

Re: factoring polynomials Hello, pstboxer! Factor: \(\displaystyle \:2j^3k^2\,-\,16j^2k^3\,+\,8jk\) Click to expand... Factor out a common factor. . . Each term has a \(\displaystyle 2\), a \(\displaystyle j\), and a \(\displaystyle k.\) Then we have: \(\displaystyle \:2jk\left(j^2k\,-\,8jk^2\,+\,4\right)\) . . and that's all we can do.

P pstboxer New member Joined Jun 27, 2007 Messages 2 Jun 27, 2007 #3 That's it...alright...thanks! I was making that alot harder than it acually was.