Apply the distributive property.
Multiply w2 by w by adding the exponents.
Multiply w by w2.
Raise w to the power of 1.
Use the power rule aman=am+n to combine exponents.
Add 1 and 2.
Multiply -6 by 2.
Rewrite 2w3-12w2+w-6 in a factored form.
Factor out the greatest common factor from each group.
Group the first two terms and the last two terms.
Factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) from each group.
Factor the polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor, w-6.