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How to factor (2x^2 + ax - 2a - 8)?

  1. Jul 28, 2014 #1
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    How to factor (2x^2 + ax - 2a - 8)?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My thought process:

    So normally for questions like this, I would sort the main variable x out. So x^2 and then the middle term would be (_____)*x but in this case I can't do that. How do I start to factor this?
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  3. Jul 28, 2014 #2
    Never mind got it!
  4. Jul 29, 2014 #3


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    Great! So what did you get?
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