# Thread: How do I factor this since it has no common GCF?

1. ## How do I factor this since it has no common GCF?

I'm not really sure what to do in this situation?

$6p^2+p-12$
?

2. Originally Posted by deathtolife04
I'm not really sure what to do in this situation?

$6p^2+p-12$
?
foil

play around with the factors of 6p^2, your possibilities are:

(6p + ?)(p + ?)

or

(2p + ?)(3p + ?)

so now, find the ?'s using the suitable set of brackets

3. Originally Posted by Jhevon
foil

play around with the factors of 6p^2, your possibilities are:

(6p + ?)(p + ?)

or

(2p + ?)(3p + ?)

so now, find the ?'s using the suitable set of brackets
so, it would be: (2p+3)(3p-4), right?

4. Originally Posted by deathtolife04
so, it would be: (2p+3)(3p-4), right?
correct!

(you know, you can expand the brackets to see if you get back the original expression, as a check)