# Will you please factor this problem completely:6x^2-2x-20

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### 4 Answers

jovona's answer doesn't work.

Try this:

First, pull out 2:

2(3x^2 - x - 10)

Then factor the parenthetical:

2 (3x + 5)(x - 2)

6x^2-2x-20 =

3(2x^2-x-10) =

3(2x-5)(x+2)

6x^2-2x-20

factor out a 2

6x^2-2x-20

Pull out the two :

2 (3x^2 - x - 10)

We can factor the binomial and we know we'll end up with this:

(3x + __ ) (x + __ )

The blanks are going to be filled with two numbers that multiply to give 10. Also, think about how when you foil this thing out, you have to end up with a -1 in the middle. Through reasoning we get:

2 (3x + 5) (x - 2)