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Question from Billy:

I need help factoring the following question:
4x(squared) -10x +16.

Hi Billy,

Always, the first step is to look for a common factor.

\[4x^2 - 10 x + 16 = 2(2x^2 - 5x + 8).\]

I tried for a few minutes to factor this but I was unsuccessful. You can always check for roots using the general quadratic.


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