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How do I factor 4 term polynomial?

  1. Apr 20, 2012 #1
    Hi guys, I'm not entirely good with factoring so I was wondering if any of you can show me how I would go about factoring this polynomial:
    (With necessary steps if you can Please and thanks!)

    36mx + 10y - 24x - 15my
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2012 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    Hi jester0608! http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    Here's a start, see whether you can complete the last line, then figure what comes next.

    36mx + 10y - 24x - 15my
    =36mx - 24x - 15my + 10y
    =12*3mx - 12*2x - 5*3my + 5*2y
    =12x*3m - 12x*2 - ...
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2012 #3

    NascentOxygen

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    BTW, this looks like homework, so should be in the homework help section.
     
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