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Asked Mar 31, 2019
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Factor Completely: 3p2-16pq-12q2

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Expert Answer

Step 1

We can see that 

coefficient of p^2 is 3

coefficient of q^2 is -12

We can multiply them 

3*-12=-36

Now, we can find it's factor such that it's sum must be -16

 

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Step 2

Now, we can split middle term as

-18pq+2pq

 

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Step 3

Now, we can take out common terms from first two and last two terms

and then...

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