Question
Wed June 04, 2008 By: Anand Goyal

factorise the following by proper substitution?

Expert Reply
Wed June 04, 2008

Solution

            Let y2 - 2y =a  and  z-a = b ,  then( y2-2y)2  - 3 ( y2-2y)(z-a) +2 ( z-a) will be written as a2- 3ab+ 2b2

           a2 -ab - 2ab+2b2  = a ( a- b) - 2b( a -b )  = ( a - b ) ( a- 2b)  substituting for a and b

           (y2 -2y-z + a) (y2 -2y-2z +2a)   answer

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