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x3 + ax + 3a + 3x2 = x (x2 + a) + 3 (a + x2) = x (x2 + a) + 3 (x2 + a) = (x2 + a)(x + 3) Checking the work: x3 + ax + 3x2 + 3a or x3 + 3x2 + 3a + ax = x2 (x + 3) + a (3 + x) = x2 (x + 3) + a (x + 3) = (x + 3)(x2 + a)

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