How do you factor #x - d + (x - d)^2#?

2 Answers
Aug 10, 2016

Answer:

#=(x-d)(1+x-d)#

Explanation:

#x-d+(x-d)^2#
#=(x-d)(1+x-d)#

Aug 10, 2016

Answer:

#(x-d)(1+x-d)#

Explanation:

Before we try to factorise, let's make 2 small changes:
There are 3 terms, but group the first two so that we have 2 terms.

#color(red)((x-d)) + color(red)((x-d))(x-d) " there is a common bracket"#

#color(red)((x-d))(1+x-d)#

There are two factors.