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how do you factor polynomials this problem

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Organize your polynomial in 2 groups: (3p^3 - 21p^2) - (p - 7) Now, factor the first group by GCF: 3p^2(p - 7) - (p - 7) Notice that (p - 7) is a common factor, then factor again by GCF: (p - 7)(3p^2 - 1) Finally, rearrange your answer: (3p^2 - 1)(p - 7)

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