College Algebra (11th Edition)

($m^{4}$ + 3)(2 - a)
1. Group like terms together. (2$m^{4}$ - a$m^{4}$) + (6 - 3a) 2. Factor out GCF from each group. $m^{4}$(2 - a) + 3(2 - a) 3. Use distributive property to factor. ($m^{4}$ + 3)(2 - a)