# (6p^2q^2) - (9pq^3)?

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I honestly don't know how to factorise and I really need my homework done for tomorrow, thank you for your help if you may.

I honestly don't know how to factorise and I really need my homework done for tomorrow, thank you for your help if you may.

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

It helps to use the script function in Socrates - makes it easier to read. I read your expression as

First, you don't need the parentheses here, since you have only one term in each parenthesis. Therefore you can write it as:

Next we need to ask: What is common in the two terms?

Firstly: 6 and 9 are both multiples of 3:

Secondly:

So from the 1st term:

2nd term:

If we combine these, we get:

This gives us:

I hope the step by step example was suffiently clear so that you could see what we do.