I'm having trouble understanding how to factor out this equation. I've factored out other equations but this one just got me in a blind spot.
Question factor w(w-6) +w -6
multiply w with the expression inside the perentheses w(w-6) = w*w -6w w*w=w2
the total expression becomes w2-6w+w-6
combine like terms -6w + w = -5w
now the expression is w2-5w-6
the question now is what factors will give a match for the middle term of -5 the factor for the w2 is 1 the factors for the -6 term is 6 -1, 3 -2, -2 3, -6 1 the last giving -5 which matches the middle term
therefore (w-6)(w+1) is the answer