How do you factor #3u^2 (u+6) -5 (u+6)#? Algebra Polynomials and Factoring Monomial Factors of Polynomials 1 Answer Gazza · Stefan V. Aug 22, 2017 #(u+6)(3u^2 - 5) # Explanation: The first thing I did is simply it. #3u^2(u+6) - 5(u+6)" "#(use the distributive property) #(3u^2)(u)+(3u^2)(6)+(-5)(u)+(-5)(6)# #3u^3 +18u^2- 5u - 30 # Factorize #(u +6)(3u^2 - 5)# Answer link Related questions What are Monomial Factors of Polynomials? How do you factor polynomials by finding the greatest common factor? How can a factoring problem be checked? How do you find the greatest common factors of variable expressions? How do you factor #3a+9b+6#? What is the greatest common factor of #a^3-3a^2+4a#? How do you factor #12xy+24xy^2+36xy^3#? How do you find the greatest common factor of #45y^{12}+30y^{10}#? How do you factor #92x^10y^4 - 54x^12y^9#? How do you factor #4x^2+x#? See all questions in Monomial Factors of Polynomials Impact of this question 322 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License