# How do you factor (3x-5)^2?

May 7, 2018

F.O.I.L is an easy way to factor your equations, this is how I was taught!

#### Explanation:

(3x−5)^2 can be written as $\left(3 x - 5\right) \left(3 x - 5\right)$
In order to solve your problem, F.O.I.L is the best method.
F- First (first numbers ex- 3x and 3x)
O-Outer (outer numbers ex- 3x and -5)
I-Inner (inner numbers ex- -5 and 3x)
L-Last (last numbers ex- -5 and -5)

MULTIPLY! You got this! :D