i have been given this equation to solve as the product of two factors
5x^3 - 10xy^2
I have been struggling with this equation i cant seem to get it right , can some one explains how the hell to do this please?
Thanks in advance.
i have been given this equation to solve as the product of two factors
5x^3 - 10xy^2
I have been struggling with this equation i cant seem to get it right , can some one explains how the hell to do this please?
Thanks in advance.
Factors of a number are two things that multiply to give that number.
So if we pull out 5x from the above, we get;
$\displaystyle (5x)(x^2-2y^2)$
Where $\displaystyle 5x$ and $\displaystyle x^2-2y^2$ are both factors of $\displaystyle 5x^3 - 10xy^2$.
$\displaystyle 5x^3 - 10xy^2=(5x)(x^2-2y^2)$
Does this make sense?