# How do you factor #2m^2 - 11m + 15#?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

Here's a way to do it...

Multiply the squared value with 15

Factor normally...

divide both values by 2

5/2 won't be a whole number, so move that number before the

Mar 7, 2018

(2m - 5)(m - 3)

#### Explanation:

Use the new AC Method (Socratic Search)

Converted trinomial:

Find p' and q', knowing the sum (-11) and the product (30).

They are: p' = - 5, and q' = - 6

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Factored form: