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Need Help With College Algebra Factoring

  1. Aug 30, 2005 #1

    the ^ means to the power of
    asks to factor

    help :biggrin:
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Aug 30, 2005 #2


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    Substitute X = Y³
  4. Aug 30, 2005 #3


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    AKG's suggestion, replace Y3 with X is the best start. Once you do that you will have X2+ 124X- 125 (because Y6= (Y3)2), To factor that, think about the different possible ways to factor 125.
    (And don't forget to put Y3 back into the answer in place of X.)
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