factor out the greatest common factor simplify the factors, if possible
factor out the greatest common factor simplify the factors, if possible
(x - 6) is common to both terms. so if you pull it out, you get
(x-6)[(x + 3) + (x + 5)]
We can simplify the second terms to get (x - 6)[x + 3 + x + 5] = (x - 6)(2x + 8)
Since both terms in the second factor are even, we can pull out a 2:
(2)(x - 6)(x + 4)