# Math Help - solving as a product of two factors

1. ## solving as a product of two factors

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?

2. Originally Posted by Lucy1
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?

$(5x)(x^2-2y^2)$
Where $5x$ and $x^2-2y^2$ are both factors of $5x^3 - 10xy^2$.
$5x^3 - 10xy^2=(5x)(x^2-2y^2)$