## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

$6p^3(3p^2-4+2p^3)$
$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ To factor the given expression, $18p^5-24p^3+12p^6 ,$ factor the $GCF.$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ The $GCF$ of the terms in the given expression is $6p^3 ,$ since it is the greatest expression that can divide all the terms evenly (no remainder.) Factoring the $GCF$ results to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 6p^3(3p^2-4+2p^3) .\end{array}