# How do you factor #5a^3-20a#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 27, 2017

See below.

#### Explanation:

In order to factor, you are looking for similarities between terms. So, what is similar you ask? The first thing I would notice is that both terms contain

Are there more similarities, you might ask? Well, I would say yes. Both terms contain either 5 or a multiple of 5. So the second step I would take is to factor out the 5.

So, can more stuff be done? Well, I would say yes once more. Actually,

I hope that helps!