# 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:
$- 6 {x}^{2} + 6 {x}^{3}$

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:

$\left(x - 1\right) 6 {x}^{2}$

See for yourself, if we multiply the $6 {x}^{2}$ back over, to x and -1, you should find that it's the same quantity as in the beginning!