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# How to do a simple factorising question. watch

Factorise:
1) 4a^2+6a+8
2) 8ab^2+2ab-4a^2b

If you could tell me how to do the first question that would be great.

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2. (Original post by MeZala)

Factorise:
1) 4a^2+6a+8
2) 8ab^2+2ab-4a^2b

If you could tell me how to do the first question that would be great.

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In both cases take out he common factor(s) and then see what's left.

2(...........)

2ab(..........)

Can you factorise what's left in the brackets?
3. I was thinking of something much more complicated. That makes sense now, thank you!

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4. this can't be sixth form level...
5. This is in my first unit for Core 1 maths.
6. (Original post by MeZala)
This is in my first unit for Core 1 maths.
should be pretty easy no offense
7. (Original post by Ilovemaths96)
should be pretty easy no offense
You need to appreciate people start from different places. MeZala should be applauded for trying to get up to speed during the holidays.
8. Yes I know, I just got a bit mixed up.

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