# How do you factor #48a^2 – 24a + 3#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

or

Look out for 'perfect square' ones.

#### Explanation:

To factorize

So, factor out

Now you can factorize this.

Now find two numbers whose sum will give you

The number

**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