test number 4 section 4 question number 25

test number 4 section 4 question number 25 indicates
Choice B is correct.
they the college board explains:
In f(x), factoring out the greatest common factor, 2x, yields
f(x) = 2x (x2 + 3x + 2).

however I do not find 2x to be a factor of X^3 +6X +4 because the 4 has no X associated with it. I did not get the answer as b either but c. Could you explain?

Thx John

I was wondering if you could explain a little bit better question 2 of the “Binomial Squares and Difference of Two squares” Practice questions.

Hi Mike, I was wondering if you could explain a little bit better question 2 of the “Binomial Squares and Difference of Two squares” Practice questions. More particularly, I was wondering if there was a way to convert the equation to the right answer.
Thanks

From the chapter on the Passport to Advanced Math section in The Official SAT Study Guide book (page 229)…

The problem with which I’m having some difficulty, taken from the chapter on the Passport to Advanced Math section in The Official SAT Study Guide book (page 229), is as follows:

(y^5) – (2y^4) – (cxy) + (6x)

In the polynomial above, “c” is a constant. If the polynomial is divisible by “y – 2,” what is the value of “c”?

Specifically, how does one factor “y – 2” from “- (cxy) + (6x)”?

Thank you for all your help, Mike.

Factoring the polynomial x^12 -9 reveals a number of factors for the expression. Which of these is NOT one of the possible factors?

Hi Mike: I get tripped up by factoring Qs like this, especially “NOT” Qs… What’s the best way to solve this? Tks!
Factoring the polynomial x^12 -9 reveals a number of factors for the expression. Which of these is NOT one of the possible factors?
A) x^6 +3
B) x^6 -3
C) x^3 + [radical 3]
D) x^3 – [radical 3]
E) x – [radical 3]

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