G Guest Guest Apr 5, 2006 #1 ok this is what i know 6x^2-54 you can't factor these things out so what do i ?? thank you

tkhunny Moderator Staff member Joined Apr 12, 2005 Messages 9,790 Apr 5, 2006 #2 Common factors area a good place to start. 54/6 = 9 -- Hey! 9 is a perfect square.

S steve_b Junior Member Joined May 2, 2004 Messages 78 Apr 5, 2006 #3 For any factoring problem, you always try to first factor out a common factor in all the terms. For this problem: -------- ok this is what i know 6x^2-54 you can't factor these things out so what do i ?? thank you --------- there is a factor of 6 common to each term so: 6(x^2 - 9) In the parentheses you have the difference between two squares, which factors: 6(x + 3)(x - 3) Hope that helps... Steve

For any factoring problem, you always try to first factor out a common factor in all the terms. For this problem: -------- ok this is what i know 6x^2-54 you can't factor these things out so what do i ?? thank you --------- there is a factor of 6 common to each term so: 6(x^2 - 9) In the parentheses you have the difference between two squares, which factors: 6(x + 3)(x - 3) Hope that helps... Steve