Name: Taylor Question: I'm supposed to completely factor this but I don't know what to do with all the variables. a^{3}b^{5}  a^{2}b^{5}  12ab^{5}. Does it have anything to do with b^{5} being a common factor or am I completely off? Hi Taylor, You are absolutely correct with your observation that b^{5} is a common factor. Also a is a common factor so you can write this expression as
