Posted by **jas20** on Friday, March 2, 2007 at 1:32pm.

I need help factoring this out

6a^2-5a+1

okay so now after revising

(3a-1)(2a )

the last part i don't know how to actually get -5 and 1

Factoring is not my strong suit. However, by the term "+1", you know that both of the signs in your parenthesis are going to be the same (both positive or both negative). By the term "-5a", it's a pretty good guess they'll be negative, because you can't get a negative number by multiplying two positives. So start like this:

( - )( - )

You started off right with the 3a and the 2a. For the last term (+1), you need two factors that will give you 1. The only choices are 1 and 1 or -1 and -1.

You'll find the solution to be

(3a - 1 )(2a - 1 )

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- factoring - I cannot figure these out.Can someone Factor completely: 3x2 - x - 4...
- Math-Factoring - Hey I need help factoring 5x^4-180x^2. I'm used to factoring ...
- math?? factoring - 100N/m d^2 - 57.3d= 0 sigh...I can't figure out how to find d...
- Math(factoring) - I need help with factoring trinomials completely. My teacher's...
- Algebra - Steps to factoring this x^3 - 8 ? I'm only used to factoring out the x...
- Factoring - x2(squared)-4x+4 I would factor this into (X - 2)(X - 2) If you don'...
- Math (Algebra 2) - Factoring by Using a Quadratic Form Problem: x^4 + 8x^2 - 20 ...
- GR.10 MATH. - i want to noe what is the DIFERENCE between partial and complete ...
- math algebra - Part 1: Which part of the quadratic formula tells you whether the...
- Algebra - Solve the equation. Use factoring or the quadratic formula, whichever ...

More Related Questions