# How do you factor  2x^2 - 13x?

Dec 19, 2016

$x \left(2 x - 13\right)$

#### Explanation:

$2 {x}^{2} - 13 x$ is the same as:

$\left(2 \cdot x \cdot x\right) - \left(13 \cdot x\right)$

We can factor one $x$ from each term to give:

$x \left(2 \cdot x - 13\right)$

This is the same as:

$x \left(2 x - 13\right)$