To factor the trinomial, let's start by determining if the terms have any common factor. To do this, we'll write each term as a product of its factors.
It can be seen that each term has an
Thus, we can factor the GCF of
out of the entire expression.
The parentheses now contain a quadratic trinomial, which can be . Notice that
multiply to equal
and add to equal
can be written as the product
can be factored into