# Math Help - Factoring

1. ## Factoring

How do you factor 18ab-15abx-18abx^2 ?

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

2. 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.

3. Thank you I understand this now! You were very helpful.