# How do you factor completely # 6x^2 + 18xy + 12y^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 21, 2016

#### Explanation:

Always look to see if there is a common factor first.

In this case you can divide out a factor of 6 from all the terms.

Now, the factors of 2 which add up to 3 are 2 and 1.

The signs are the same, they are both positive.

There will be an x and a y term in each bracket.