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factorise

18t^2 -2

3tx-2sx+15ty-10sy

can anyone please show me the steps thx

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In summary, the conversation is about someone asking for help with factorisation questions and someone else providing a summary of the steps to factorise the given expressions. The first expression, 18t^2-2, can be factored into 2(3t+1)(3t-1), while the second expression, 3tx-2sx+15ty-10sy, can be written as (3t-2s)(x+5y).

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factorise

18t^2 -2

3tx-2sx+15ty-10sy

can anyone please show me the steps thx

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Take the first.

Factorize each term on its own. What are the common factors?

Factorize each term on its own. What are the common factors?

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Is it really THAT difficult for you to do a single, trivial, independent action on your own??

That is the main reason why you suck at maths:

Not that maths is "difficult", not that you are "dumb", but quite simply your reluctance to DO any maths at all in the first place

That is the main reason why you suck at maths:

Not that maths is "difficult", not that you are "dumb", but quite simply your reluctance to DO any maths at all in the first place

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Firstly note that there are 2 terms. 18t^2 and -2. These are both divisible by 2, so take a 2 to the front of the brackets and write it like:roxas said:18t^2 -2

2(9t^2 -1)

This will not factorise any further.

You can write this as x(3t-2s)+5y(3t-2s) by simply taking the x and y terms out of each individual term. Now note that each set of brackets is the same so it can be furthermore factorised to: (3t-2s)(x+5y)roxas said:3tx-2sx+15ty-10sy

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Do you want to bet on that?PotatoSalad said:Firstly note that there are 2 terms. 18t^2 and -2. These are both divisible by 2, so take a 2 to the front of the brackets and write it like:

2(9t^2 -1)

This will not factorise any further.

Don't do the homework for OP, by the way, he must show some of his own work first.

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roxas said:

factorise

18t^2 -2

3tx-2sx+15ty-10sy

can anyone please show me the steps thx

let me do the first one for you...

18t

see if you can do the other one.

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