[SPLIT] factoring trinomials with two different variables

COCOA1203

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Thank you for the help with my previous question. Now:

What about when variables are not common? For instance:

12m^2 + mn - 6n^2
 

stapel

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COCOA1203 said:
What about when variables are not common? For instance:

12m^2 + mn - 6n^2
Can you factor 12m<sup>2</sup> + m - 6?

Can you think how to insert "n" into the above factorization to get the "mn" and "6n<sup>2</sup>"? :wink:

Eliz.
 

COCOA1203

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I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean multiply them by the n?
 

Subhotosh Khan

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Check your previous post - it was answered there.
 
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