# How do you factor completely #12x^2 - 10x - 8#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 7, 2016

#### Explanation:

Some times it is a matter of looking for common factors and experimenting.

Notice that the whole thing is exactly divisible by 2

I have already experimented on paper!

Whole number factors of 6

Whole number factors of 4

Of these you are looking for a combination that will sum to

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