Hello all. I have two questions involving factoring and I seem to be stuck.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1) [tex] 5x^\frac {1}{2} - 15x^\frac{3}{2} [/tex]

I tried it and got: [tex] 5x^\frac {1}{2} (1-3x) [/tex]

I'm not too sure if you could go any further than this or if there's another way to approach this. The answer seems too simple and knowing my teacher, there's probably a more complicated one. Any thoughts?

2) [tex] 3(x-6)^2 + 2(x-6)^4 + \frac {3}{x-6} [/tex]

so far I got: [tex] 3(x-6)^3 + 2(x-6)^5 + 3 [/tex] and taking out a common factor of [tex] (x-6)^3 [/tex] I got: [tex] (x-6)^3 (3+2(x-6)^2) + 3 [/tex]

I don't think this can be the simplest form so any suggestions or ideas? Thanks for the help.

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# Homework Help: Two questions involving factoring

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