# How do you factor completely 27x^2y^2-36xy?

##### 1 Answer
May 14, 2016

27x^2y^2-36xy=color(blue)(9xy(3xy-4)

#### Explanation:

$27 {x}^{2} {y}^{2} - 36 x y$

The two terms have $9$, $x$ and $y$ in common. So the GCF is $9 x y$.

Factor out the GCF from both terms..

$9 x y \left(3 x y - 4\right)$