factor out the greatest common factor simplify the factors, if possible

factor out the greatest common factor simplify the factors, if possible

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(x - 6) is common to both terms. so if you pull it out, you get

(x-6)[(x + 3) + (x + 5)]

We can simplify the second terms to get (x - 6)[x + 3 + x + 5] = (x - 6)(2x + 8)

Since both terms in the second factor are even, we can pull out a 2:

(2)(x - 6)(x + 4)

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