# How do you factor #a^3 - 2a^2 - 4a = -8#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 11, 2016

You must mean to ask how to solve the equation.

#### Explanation:

Put everything to one side of the equation:

Factor out a common factor from two groups: the first 2 terms and last 2 terms.

The polynomial is completely factored and the solution set is

Hopefully this helps.