Problem of the Week

Updated at Dec 24, 2018 12:09 PM

To get more practice in algebra, we brought you this problem of the week:

How can we factor \(5{v}^{2}-23v+12\)?

Check out the solution below!



\[5{v}^{2}-23v+12\]

1
Split the second term in \(5{v}^{2}-23v+12\) into two terms
How?

\[5{v}^{2}-3v-20v+12\]

2
Factor out common terms in the first two terms, then in the last two terms
\[v(5v-3)-4(5v-3)\]

3
Factor out the common term \(5v-3\)
\[(5v-3)(v-4)\]

Done