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.

Hi

Question factor w(w-6) +w -6

multiply w with the expression inside the perentheses w(w-6) = w*w -6w w*w=w

^{2}the total expression becomes w

^{2}-6w+w-6combine like terms -6w + w = -5w

now the expression is w

^{2}-5w-6the question now is what factors will give a match for the middle term of -5 the factor for the w

^{2 }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 termtherefore (w-6)(w+1) is the answer

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