# Is it possible to factor #y= 6x^2 - 27x - 15 #? If so, what are the factors?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 27, 2016

#y = 6x^2-27x-15 = 3(2x+1)(x-5)#

#### Explanation:

Separate out the common factor

#y = 6x^2-27x-15#

#=3(2x^2-9x-5)#

#=3(2x^2-10x+x-5)#

#=3(2x(x-5)+1(x-5))#

#=3(2x+1)(x-5)#

Note that I found the split of the middle term