# Factoring

• October 28th 2009, 04:27 PM
iamcoffee
Factoring
How do you factor 18ab-15abx-18abx^2 ?

I am just really confused by the complexity of this, please help!
• October 28th 2009, 04:34 PM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by iamcoffee
How do you factor 18ab-15abx-18abx^2 ?

I am just really confused by the complexity of this, please help!

first rule of factoring : factor out all factors common to each term ...

$3ab(6 - 5x - 6x^2)$

now, finish up by factoring the quadratic.
• October 28th 2009, 04:50 PM
iamcoffee
Thank you I understand this now! You were very helpful.