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Express the following as
product of factors. Initial Revise Final





5.27x³ -8y=

6.a³+125b³ =


Could you refine questions 4 and 5?
sorry i mistake my type
Thats the original
Thanks; I will be revising my answer..
No problem brother ^_^
Done, sorry it took so long. Still did some chores. But I will still be reviewing my answers later.. *still got a headache because of lack of sleep. T_T



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Just factor all;

1) 4x² - 12x = 
The GCF is 4x
Dividing (4x
² - 12x) / 4x will give you x-3
So, the answer is 4x (x - 3)

9m² - 16n² =
This is a special product called Difference of two squares since 9m
² and 16n² are perfect squares.
So, the answer must be (3m - 4n) (3m + 4n)

4a² + 12a + 9 =
This is also another special product called Square of the Sum since it fits the process of it.
So the answer is (2x + 3) (2x + 3)

4) 2x² + 9x - 5 =
I don't see this as a special product but just a factorable equation. 
Use 2 [from the 1st term] and 5 [from the last term] as your basis
1, 2 are the factors of 2
1, -1, 5, -5 are the factors of -5
After a lot of Trial and Error.
The factors are (2x - 1) (x + 5)

27x³ - 8y ³ =
This is also a famous special product called as the Differencew of 2 Cubes.
(3x - 2y) (9x
² + 6xy + 4y²)

a³ + 125b³ = 
This is yet another special product called Sum of Two Cubes.
Therefore, the answer should be (a + 5b) (a
² - 5ab + 25b)

7) xm + hm - xn - hn =
This can be factored out by using the process called Grouping.
This is to "group" the polynomial into 2 binomials which can be extracted later on.
To use this process you need to group terms with similiar factors.
xm + hm - xn - hn 
Grouping this into 2 groups will give
(xm - xn) and (hm - hn)
Now factor out the two
First with (xm - xn)
This will give you x and (m - n)
Now with (hm - hn) 
This will give you h and (m - n)
Now see how they are related.
(m - n) is the first factor while combining x and h will give you (x + h) the second factor.
Therefore, (m - n) (x + h) are the factors.
i mean no harm po.. -,<.. just correcting.. you really must be having a headache...
Hahahah.. thanks... :)
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3. the factors are (2a+3) (2a+3)..
6. the factors are (a+5b) ( a^2-5ab+25b^2)