How do you factor 4x+2y-18Z
Since the only thing common is the coefficients, it looks like you can factor a 2 out of each:
2 (2x + y -9z).
How do you factor 4x+2y-18Z
Since the only thing common is the coefficients, it looks like you can factor a 2 out of each:
2 (2x + y -9z).
Hi, Kristine.
This polynomial has a GCF (Greatest Common Factor) of 2. The only thing you can do with this one is to rewrite it with a 2 in front of a grouping like this:
2( )
And then get the numbers inside the grouping by dividing each term of the original expression by the GCF (polynomial terms ÷ GCF)...
4x + 2y - 18z
2 2 2
2(2x + y - 9z)
... and that's it!
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Thank you. After carefully viewing the problem I solved it.