## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{y²}{3}$-$\frac{5y}{3}$-8= $\frac{1}{3}$(y²-5y-24)= $\frac{1}{3}$(y-8)(y+3)
Factor out the "greatest common factor" $\frac{1}{3}$, then recognize the trinomial in the form "ax²+bx+c" and factor.