# How do you factor #-6x^2-(-6x^3) #?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 25, 2018

Well, first thing, look at what the negative signs do to the equation. You should find that your quantites can be represented as:

Now, the idea of factoring is to simplfy an equation by pulling out like terms. In this case, there are like terms of 6 and x^2, since both pieces of the formula contain them. We can then pull them out to be multiplied to obtain the same result above, but it shall be simplified. We obtain:

See for yourself, if we multiply the