Posted by **gabs** on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:57pm.

how do u factor 5w^2-35w+60=0

if u could...can y plz explain it..i keep getting 3 ansers instead of 2

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**Michael**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:03pm
Start by factoring out a 5 from each term. What do you come up with?

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**gabs**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:05pm
i got 5(w^2-7w+12)=0...is that right?..and then do i factor the middle?...but when i did i get 3 answers

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**Michael**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:08pm
Yes, that's good.

You're going to want something in the form (__ + __)(__ + __)

One or both of the signs could be negative, though.

Look at the 12. What are its two closest factors? When added, do they equal 7?

You can check yourself by using the FOIL method after you come up with your factorization. Now, what do you get?

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**gabs**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:11pm
i got 5(w-3)(w-4)...that i totally understand...now i put 5=0 w-3=0 and w-4=0...hmm...i see wat i did now..one last question wat do i do with the 5=0?

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:46pm
thank u very very much...that helped ALOT

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**Michael**, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:47pm
Glad to help. :)

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