Hi tbradnc,

Here's a technique you can use.

Multiply the leading coefficient (6) by the constant (-2).

This gives you -12.

The coefficient of the middle term is -1.

You need a pair of numbers whose product is -12 and whose sum is -1.

After thinking a bit on this, you should come up with the only combination that works, namely -4 and 3.

Now restate your quadratic replacing the middle coefficient with these two.

Now group the first two terms, and then the last two terms.

Factor each group.

is a common factor, so

All done.