# How do you factor the expression #3x - 9x^2#?

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Feb 28, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Recall that the greatest common factor is the **largest number which two numbers can be divided by without producing a decimal** . For example, the greatest common factor of

In addition, recall the distributive property:

**Factoring the Expression**

#color(red)3x-color(blue)9x^2#

#=color(purple)3(x-3x^2)#

#=3color(green)x(1-3x)#