factoring polynomials: 2jcubed k squared-16j squared k cubed

pstboxer

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2jcubed k squared-16j squared k cubed+8jk

i just cannot remember how to do these!
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soroban

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Re: factoring polynomials

Hello, pstboxer!

Factor: \(\displaystyle \:2j^3k^2\,-\,16j^2k^3\,+\,8jk\)

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.

 

pstboxer

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That's it...alright...thanks!
I was making that alot harder than it acually was.
 
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