# Unable to do fundamental factoring

1. Sep 3, 2008

### Neil6790

I have been trying this problem for a long time now.

Factor the polynomial t^7+2t^6-24t^5.

So far I came up with t^n(t+x)(t+y). I have no clue on how to work this out because i am only able to do them to the 2nd degree. I can really use the help.

Thanks,
Neil

2. Sep 3, 2008

### rock.freak667

$$t^7+2t^6-24t^5$$

write t7 as t2*t5 and simliarly t6 as t*t5.

see what you can do now?

3. Sep 3, 2008

### Neil6790

Oh wow indeed i was able to do it.

I was able to get t^5(t+6)(t-4)

thanks alot for the help