# How do you factor the expression x^2 - 8xy + 12y^2?

$\implies \left(x - 6 y\right) \left(x - 2 y\right)$
$\implies {x}^{2} - 6 x y - 2 x y + 12 {y}^{2}$
$\implies x \left(x - 6 y\right) - 2 y \left(x - 6 y\right)$
$\implies \left(x - 6 y\right) \left(x - 2 y\right)$