1. ## need help

I really need help.

How do you do this problem?

Factor 4g from: 8g^2j - 12g^3hj

2. ## Factor question

Factor 4g from: 8g^2j - 12g^2hj

Do you mean?: $8g^{2j} - 12g^{2hj}$

3. I wrote it the way the book shows the problem.

Factor 4g from: 8g^2 j - 12g^3 hj

I'm really confused I've looked in the book and I can not find an example of this problem anywhere.

4. i think what you mean is:
$8g^2j - 12g^3hj$

If that is the case then it is pretty easy to factor out a 4g.
You would get:
$2gj - 3g^2hj$
You simply divide by 4g.

5. Thanks for the help.

6. ## Factoring out

Just to be more precise:

$8g^2j - 12g^3hj$

to factor out 4g you would write the following:

$4g[2gj - 3g^2hj]$

7. Thank you all once again for the help.