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**ElectroNerd** First of all, you should try and get the spelling correct. It would be known as "Factoring" or "Factor." Here is an example, "How do I factor the following problem..." or "Factoring seems difficult to me..." No sweat! I just wanted to let others understand you clearer.

What you want to do when your factoring is take the largest number that you can that will go into everything. So, in your case it was 3.

Problem Example:

6x² + 60x The largest number that can go into everything is 6 because 6 can go into 6 and 60. We also have an x for both terms. So 6x(x + 10) would be the answer.