How do you factor 15p^2-26p+11?

Mar 25, 2018

$\left(15 p - 11\right) \left(p - 1\right)$

Explanation:

Use the criss-cross method of factoring,

$1 \textcolor{w h i t e}{X X X X X X} - 1$

$15 \textcolor{w h i t e}{X X X X X} - 11$

$- 11 - 15 = - 26$ $\Leftarrow$ this is our b-value in the equation $15 {p}^{2} - 26 p + 11$ thus, we criss-crossed correctly.

$\therefore$$\left(15 p - 11\right) \left(p - 1\right)$