I have no clue how to do this problem and I have a math on Tuesday. My teacher is awful.

6x^3 -6 factors in two painless steps

first whenever we are going to factor always look for a common factor. we can factor out a 6, so we have

6(x^3 -1)

the next step actually has a little pain involved...you have to memorize a^3 -b^3= (a-b)(a^2 + 2ab +b^2)

Here a=x and b=1

so x^3 -1 turns into (x-1)(x^2 +2x+1)

remember we took out the 6 so our final answer is

6(x-1)(x^2 +2x+1)

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