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Factoring Polynomials and Grouping Factor

Problem 1
Use grouping to factor the following polynomial completely.

x^3 + ax + 3a + 3x^2

Note: Factoring means to express a polynomial or a number as a product of its factors (in the case of polynomials, the factors are prime polynomials).

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