Unit 10: Factoring Polynomials

10.1: GCF and Factoring by Grouping

Factoring using the Greatest Common Factor

You've used the distributive property to multiply expressions, like ....

Factoring works in reverse: ....

The first step in factoring is always to look for a Greatest Common Factor (GCF). If one is there, it will always make your factoring easier.

Factoring using the GCF

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Factoring using Grouping