Originally Posted by **D@nny**

Sorry These were the first forums I found and I thought maybe since you all seem high in math to be able to help me. And people post on these regulary unlike the other empty math forums.

Im having a really hard time Factoring by grouping...

Can someone explain to me how it works I understand Foil somewhat of how the order goes so no need to clarify on that part.

2t^2+3t-2 (for those of you not following the way my teacher taught as to start was to do this )

2 * -2 = -4

4 * -1 = -4

4 + -1 = 3 I don't even understand this first step. I kno there muliplying the outnumber and then finding out what multiplies to get those numbers combined and what ADDS up to get the Middle number , well not that complicated. Now my teacher said I write it like this (2t^2-t) + (4+-2) next line is the 3rd step t(2t-1) + 2(2t-1) . Now that the parenthese are the same theres one more step but I don't kno if I did it right 2t^2-1 + 4t-1. See thats totally wrong I have no idea what im doing here PLEASE any help is greatly appreciated for I have a test on it tommorow.

If that problem was too difficult or strange can you help me with this one

x^2+5x - 6 . (factor the expression)

Im not mathmatician ; not that great at math. I just wasn't born with good understanding of math probaly why im so clumsy also. Thanks for your help in advance to a math newbie.