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1-139.
  1. Factor each expression completely. Homework Help ✎

    1. (a − 3)2 − (a − 3)

    2. 5x(x − 3) − 4(3 − x)

Factor out common terms or expressions.

(a − 3) is common to both terms.
So: (a − 3)((a − 3) − 1) = (a − 3)(a − 4)

Follow the same procedure as (a).