Question 1 Report
Which of the following is not a factors of 2p\(^2\) - 2?
To determine which of the options is not a factor of 2p\(^2\) - 2, we can factorize the expression first. We can start by taking out a common factor of 2: 2p\(^2\) - 2 = 2(p\(^2\) - 1) We can then further factorize the expression inside the parentheses using the difference of squares: 2p\(^2\) - 2 = 2(p - 1)(p + 1) Now we can check each of the options to see if they are factors of the expression. - 2 is a factor since it is a common factor of the original expression. - p - 1 is a factor since it is one of the factors obtained from the factorization. - p + 1 is a factor since it is the other factor obtained from the factorization. - 2p - 2 is a factor since it is equivalent to 2(p - 1). - 2p + 1 is not a factor of the expression since it cannot be obtained by any combination of the factors we found earlier. Therefore, the answer is 2p + 1.