## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$3(3x-2)$
List the prime factors of each term. Identify the factors common to all terms. $9x=(3)\cdot 3\cdot x$ $-6=-1\cdot 2\cdot(3)$ GCF= $3$. Factor out the GCF. $9x-6=3(3x)-3(2) \qquad...$apply the Distributive Property. $=3(3x-2)$