Hello all. I've been working on this stuff all day...and I just thought to Google math forums, and ended up here! Well..there are a couple of problems that differ slightly from each other that I'm having problems with. The first one is...

12x²+34x+24

I believe the first step is to find the GCF, which is 6, and divide.

6x (2x+17+4)

-sigh- This is as far as I get though...a little help would be so very much appreciated.