# How do you factor #2x^2y^4 - 6x^5y^3 + 8x^3y#?

##### 1 Answer

May 23, 2015

We can identify what all three elements have in common. One easy way to do that is decoupling the expression (this can easily be done mentally and/or by looking at the exponents).

One way to check this is remembering the property: