# How do you factor #2x ^ { 2} - 5a x + 2a ^ { 2}#?

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Jun 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

Jun 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

Split the middle term coefficient (-5) in two such numbers (-4 and -1) so that we get their sum as the middle term and product (-4 x -1)as the product of first term and last term coefficients (2 x 2 =4) and rewrite:

So the factors are :