How do you factor #y= x^3-2x^2+x-2# ?
For polynomials like this one, you must find a number to factor out by grouping
The GCF (greatest common factor) of the first two is
You can make the two x- 2 into one.
If you distribute you'll get the same thing as at the beginning. Beware: this method only works if the two expressions are the same (x - 2 in your problem)
As you can see, we can't go further because we have
- Factor the following polynomials, if possible:
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