# Factoring help?

• September 14th 2009, 08:10 PM
malcomfred
Factoring help?
I have trouble with these two questions.

Factor

1) 5r^2-11rs+2s^2

2) 5x^3-4x^2-5x+4

• September 14th 2009, 08:17 PM
VonNemo19
Quote:

Originally Posted by malcomfred
I have trouble with these two questions.

Factor

1) 5r^2-11rs+2s^2

2) 5x^3-4x^2-5x+4

2. Hint: group the terms like this $(5x^3-5x)-(4x^2-4)$