Factoring expressions

• Sep 1st 2009, 09:12 PM
shenaniganny
Factoring expressions
I need to completely factor this expression:

$5(6-5s)^2 + 6(7s-2)(6-5s)$

I see the similarities of the $(6-5s)$ but I don't know what to do about it. If anyone could help me out I'll be grateful! Thanks
• Sep 1st 2009, 10:04 PM
pacman
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...329d285c-1.gif = (6 - 5s)(5(6 - 5s) + 6(7s -2))
= (6 - 5s)(30 - 25s +42s - 12)
= (6 - 5s)(18 - 17s)
• Sep 1st 2009, 10:10 PM
shenaniganny
You flubbed slightly on your negative/positive signs, but I got the gist and you're right! Thanks muchly