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Math 1162 Factoring Polynomials b b of 3 2 1
4. 12x4y20x2y324x yFactor by groupingIn the examples given below, the binomials in parentheses are binomial factors.4x4(2x – 3)–2r2s(5r + 2sIf the terms of an expression contain a common binomial factor, the Distributive Property can be used to factor the common binomial factor from the given expression. 2 ) ) Examples: Factor 1. x ( y 1 ) 5 ( y 1 ) 2. 3 ( 2 x 3 y ) x 2 ( 3 y 2 x ) 3. b ( 3 2 c ) 5 ( 2 c 3 ) 4. x 2 y 2 x 2 3 y + 6 2

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