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Directions: Simplify each term by factoring. 1. 3rs 2. 12xy 3. 5x2 4. 36x2 5. 25x2 6. 30x2 7. 5x3 8. 24y3 9. 9xy 10. 12x4

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Answer:Factoring means to factor a number means to break it up into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number.To simplify each term by factoring:1.[tex]3rs = 3 \cdot r \cdot s[/tex]2.[tex]12xy = 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot x \cdot y[/tex]3.[tex]5x^2 = 5 \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]4.[tex]36x^2 = 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 3 \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]5.[tex]25x^2 = 5 \cdot 5 \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]6.[tex]30x^2 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 5 \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]7.[tex]5x^3 = 5 \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]8.[tex]24y^3 = 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot y \cdot y \cdot y[/tex]9.[tex]9xy = 3 \cdot 3 \cdot x \cdot y[/tex]10.[tex]12x^4 = 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x[/tex]