This is more of a double-check question:The question in the book says "Factor the expression completely. Begin by factoring out the lowest power of each common factor." x-3/2+2x-1/2+x1/2 I facotred out x-3/2, and got:x-3/2(1+2x+x2). I originally had this as my final answer, but the answer guide says "x-3/2(1+x2). Is this because it says to factor completely? So that the (x2+2x+1) becomes (x+1)(x+1)?

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This is more of a double-check question:

The question in the book says "Factor the expression completely. Begin by factoring out the lowest power of each common factor."

 

x-3/2+2x-1/2+x1/2

 

I facotred out x-3/2, and got:

x-3/2(1+2x+x2). I originally had this as my final answer, but the answer guide says "x-3/2(1+x2). Is this because it says to factor completely? So that the (x2+2x+1) becomes (x+1)(x+1)?

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The given expres...

-3/2 2x
-1/2
+x
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-3/2 2x -1/2 +x

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