Factorising brackets with powers: (p+1)^2 + 2(p+1) and (2q+3)^3+(2q+3)^2

Simonsky

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Could anyone help me with the technique for factorising these-don't have a clue how to do it:

(p+1)^2 + 2(p+1)


and

(2q+3)^3+(2q+3)^2

Thanks
 

Subhotosh Khan

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Could anyone help me with the technique for factorising these-don't have a clue how to do it:

(p+1)^2 + 2(p+1)


and

(2q+3)^3+(2q+3)^2

Thanks
Can you factorize:

x^2 + x

and

y^3 + y^2 ?
 

Jomo

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Could anyone help me with the technique for factorising these-don't have a clue how to do it:

(p+1)^2 + 2(p+1)


and

(2q+3)^3+(2q+3)^2

Thanks
When you have no idea, then look at definitions!
(p+1)2 + 2(p+1) = (p+1)(p+1) + 2(p+1) = (p+1)(p+1) + 2(p+1). Can you factor from here?
 
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