How do you factor #(x+2)^2 -5(x+2)#?
See a solution process below:
First, rewrite the term on the left as:
Next, factor out a common term of
First we expand the
Next we just multiply it out which will give us
Now that we know
We can do the other part which is
Now we know
Now we can write the problem out expanded
NOTICE THE NEGATIVE SIGN IN FRONT OF THE PARENTHESES.
We have to distribute this negative to all terms in the parentheses.
Which gives us
Now we just combine like terms
Now we need 2 numbers that multiply to
These numbers are
So we then get