FACTORING RECIPE CHART 
First:   Factor out a Common Factor if possible
Next do you have
2 terms  
Do you see:  
difference of two squares  
sum of two cubes  
difference of two cubes 
 3 terms  
Do you have:  
A simple trinomial 
or
A general trinomial 
 
 
 
 4 terms 
Do you have: 
A common factor in the first two & last two terms.
Then, a common binomial factor
 
Factor the following:
1.  2(3x -1) - 4x(3x - 1) 2.  3. 
4.  5.  6. 
7.  8.  pq + 6q + pr + 6r 9. 
10.  11.  12.