OpenStudy (anonymous):

How to factor x^2-2x

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

Any ideas?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I have no idea how to factor.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

$$\huge x^2-2x$$

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

x(x-2) Multiply x and x= x^2 and multiply x and -2 is -2x. That makes x^2-2x.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

Do you know the definition of a factor?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I know what it means to factor, but not the definition.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (zzr0ck3r):

what number(s)/variable(s) can divide both terms?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

What does it mean "to factor?"

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I really need to learn to stop overcomplicating everything.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Split a term into 2 by dividing one term by another, thus getting 2 terms, which can be used to simplify an equation.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (zzr0ck3r):

factor means to get something in the form of ab not a+b

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ya, that's what I said.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

factor: When two or more numbers are multiplied, each of the numbers is a factor of the product.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Isn't that what I said?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

factoring: Factoring a number over a given set is writing the number as a product of numbers in that set.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

factor set: The name given to the set over which a number is factored.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

integers will be factored over the set of integers The factors are then integral factors.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Is there a point to this, or are you just giving me definitions that have to do with factoring?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

I'm giving you the definitions to memorize.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Trust me, I won't memorize them, not because I don't want to, but because I'm pretty sure I'm physically incapable of emmorizing that much.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (jdoe0001):

hmmm did you mean \(\bf x^2 -2x \qquad ?\) or \(\bf x^{2 -2x} \qquad ?\)

4 years ago
OpenStudy (jdoe0001):

because the 1st form, is too simple, I mean... you were doing limits a few mins ago, and dunno how to factor that?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I derped, I just came back from school, and I 'm tired.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

lol

4 years ago