factoring

TanyaGrape

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how can i factor this? ?
any help would be appreciated

8y^3 + 28y^2 +12y



thanks!! :D
 

soroban

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Hello, Tanya!

How can i factor this? \(\displaystyle \,8y^3\,+\,28y^2\,+\,12y\)
Did you forget about Common Factors?

\(\displaystyle 8y^3\,+\,28y^2\,+\,12y\;=\;4y(2y^2\,+\,7y\,+\,3)\)

Can you finish it now?
 

TanyaGrape

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it kind of helped

but how did you get 2y^2+7y+3 ?

thanks :)
 
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