How do you factor this expression?

2x^2 + 8

I get this far 2(x^2+4)

is this as far as it goes or does the (x^2+4) factor further?

Thanks

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How do you factor this expression?

2x^2 + 8

I get this far 2(x^2+4)

is this as far as it goes or does the (x^2+4) factor further?

Thanks

2x^2 + 8

I get this far 2(x^2+4)

is this as far as it goes or does the (x^2+4) factor further?

Thanks

- lochwood536
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lochwood536 wrote:2x^2 + 8

I get this far 2(x^2+4)

is this as far as it goes or does the (x^2+4) factor further?

x^2+4 is a sum of squares not a difference of squares, so it doesn't factor. Taking the 2 out is all you can do.

- theshadow
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