How do you factor #48a^2 – 24a + 3#?
Look out for 'perfect square' ones.
So, factor out
Now you can factorize this.
Now find two numbers whose sum will give you
NOTE: The signs also matter here so you have to pay attention to those as well. Here, both brackets will have a
So we get:
If you would like to check if you have factorized correctly then try expanding the brackets then simplifying... you will end up with