Question #22c26

1 Answer
Dec 6, 2016

See below for explanation.


Let's say I was given a quadratic function that said:


Common multiples states we can keep the function exactly the same but simplify it a little so that the quadratic is easier to work with.

Since #2, 24 and 10# are all divisible by #2#, we can simply divide all numbers in the given quadratic and get our final, simplified version which would be:


When you are factoring, it's sometimes simpler to reduce the function (or whatever you are given) so that it's easier to work with.

NOTE: The example I gave you, may NOT be factorable. Always follow up with examples from a creditable source.