How do you factor #16x^2 y^2 +8xy^2 -20xy#?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2015

Answer:

#4xy(4xy + 2y -5)#

Explanation:

To factor #16x^2y^2 + 8xy^2 - 20xy#
begin with the greatest factor common to each term
for this expression the GCF (greatest common factor) is
#4xy#

This can be placed outside of the parenthesis to determine the
associate factors to complete the factoring.

#4xy(4xy) = 16x^2y^2#
#4xy(2y) = 8xy^2#
#4xy(5) = 20xy#

Making the factors
#4xy(4xy + 2y -5)#