The expression, as given, cannot be factorised.
(3b - 1)(a - b)
(a - 2b)(c - 3d)
(2a + 3)(b - 3c)
As written, this expression equals 22x + 3, which doesn't factor neatly. Make sure you copied it correctly.
ac-5ad-5bc+25bd a(c-5d)-5b(c-5d) (a-5b)(c-5d) FOIL First (a*c=ac) Outside (a*-5d=-5ad) Inside (-5b*c=-5bc) Last (-5b*-5d=25bd) ac-5ad-5bc+25bd
Divide the product by one of the multiplicands. The answer should be the other multiplicand.
You make a check by they're name, then go to delete.
When multiplying exponential factors the exponents are added if bases are the same. 5^3 * 5^4 = 5^7 check it out on your calculator.
You just have to use trial and error on this one to find the two factors. Use the FOIL method of multiplying to check and see if the factors add up to the original statement. (4y - 1)(5y + 2)