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1. Factoring!
Hey guys, just need to clarify the correct procedure for this factorisation.

4(3x^2-4) factors to; 12(x^2-4/3) factors to; 12((x+(2/sqrt3))*((x-(2/sqrt3))

Hope someone can help as this has me stumped!!!

Thanks a heap!
2. Re: Factoring!
Looks good to me!
3. Re: Factoring!
Sorry i didnt explain myself properly!!
This example was in the book, im unsure of how they achieved it...
4. Re: Factoring!
it is using the idea of difference of two squares to split the original bracket into two smaller ones.
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(Original post by kenny629)
Hey guys, just need to clarify the correct procedure for this factorisation.

4(3x^2-4) factors to; 12(x^2-4/3) factors to; 12((x+(2/sqrt3))*((x-(2/sqrt3))

Hope someone can help as this has me stumped!!!

Thanks a heap!
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