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# Please explain how to factor 3x(x-1) + 2(x-1)?

3x(x-1) + 2(x-1) please explain step by step thanks!

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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You pull the common factor (x-1) out from both terms. (x-1)(3x+2) If you multiply (x-1) back through you get 3x(x-1)+2(x-1) so you know it's right.

- Anonymous1 decade ago
The easiest way is because they both share the same bracket of (x-1) you put whatever is outside them into the other bracket making (3x+2)(x-1) your final answer. Im assuming you meant Factorise not factor :P

Source(s): Currently studying maths at A level - Anonymous1 decade ago
1st u do the distributive property which gives you 3x(squared)-3x+2x-2.

Then split the equation into 2 problems. 3x(squared)-3x and 2x-2. find the common factors from there.

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