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Problem 12

Factor each polynomial. If a polynomial cannot be…

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Problem 11

Factor each polynomial. If a polynomial cannot be factored, write prime. Factor out the greatest common factor as necessary.
$$y^{2}-4 y z-21 z^{2}$$

Answer

$y^{2}-4 y z-21 z^{2}=(y+3 z)(y-7 z)$


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