Factoring - polynomial. Example 1 Factor. 1. 5 x 2 + 4 x =...

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Factoring To  factor  means to find two or more quantities whose product equals the original quantity.  Factoring out a common factor To  factor out a common factor,  (1) find the largest common monomial factor of each term and (2)  divide the original polynomial by this factor to obtain the second factor. The second factor will be a 
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Unformatted text preview: polynomial. Example 1 Factor. 1. 5 x 2 + 4 x = x (5 x + 4) 2. 2 y 3 6 y = 2 y ( y 2 3) 3. x 5 4 x 3 + x 2 = x 2 ( x 3 4 x + 1) When the common monomial factor is the last term, 1 is used as a place holder in the second factor....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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