# How do you factor 24m^2-32m+8?

Sep 2, 2016

$8 \left(3 m - 1\right) \left(m - 1\right)$

#### Explanation:

Always look for a common factor first.

$24 {m}^{2} - 32 m + 8$

=$8 \left(3 {m}^{2} - 4 m + 1\right)$

Find factors of 3 and 1 which add up to 4.
Signs are both negative.

=$8 \left(3 m - 1\right) \left(m - 1\right)$