Wednesday

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

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

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 )

**Related Questions**

Math- factoring - Show all work and factor completely. 6a^2+5a-4 (6a^2+8a)-(3a-4...

math,help - I need help factoring this out 6a^2-5a+1 so far what i have is this...

Homework - Math - Multiplication of polynomials 1.12+5a = 3(6a-9) 2.7+a = 2(2a-...

Math~Polynomials - 1)6g+8k-9g+2k(1point) 3g+10k -3g+10k*** 17gk 10k-3 2)-4x+6x^2...

Math - In this problem: -2/a+2 + 3a/2a-1 First I made the denominators alike: -2...

math-calculus - 5a-3/a+7 = 5a-14/a+1 so i find that only lowest common ...

factoring - I cannot figure these out.Can someone Factor completely: 3x2 - x - 4...

Math - Simplify 2a^2 b^3 (4a^2 + 3ab -ab) A.) 8a^4 b^5 + 3a^3 b^5 - 2a^3 b^4 B...

?? - 2a-3 x a+2 --------------- 4a-6 <-ok why does 4a plus 2a^2-3a <3b = ...

math - Solve by Factoring 2a^2 - 3a = -5