I'm assuming that you want to factor the expression [ 12 p²+20 p — 8 ].12 p²+20 p-8=4 (3 p²+5 p-2)=4 (3 p² — p +6 p — 2)=4[ p (3 p — 1)+2 (3 p — 1) ]=4 (3 p-1) (p +2) Your answer is 4 (3 p-1) (p +2)