OpenStudy (anonymous):

We have to find the greatest common factor X^5-5x^4-5x^3 I got X3(x^2-5x-5) Its saying its incorrect can someone please advise me on the correct way

5 years ago
OpenStudy (campbell_st):

well you are looking for the largest common factor of the 3 terms... you found it when you factorised and wrote it outside the brackets... thats the largest common....

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

TThat's what I thought but when I posted the information its said its incorrect. I will have to email me teacher.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (campbell_st):

you only need to have the term outside the brackets...

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you

5 years ago
OpenStudy (campbell_st):

for me... the only thing common in the 3 terms is x^3

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

that is what I see to I will have to clarify that with my teacher

5 years ago