Greatest Common Factor

Greatest Common Factor - The first method of factoring is...

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Greatest Common Factor To factor a polynomial means to rewrite the polynomial as a product of simpler polynomials or of  polynomials and monomials. Because polynomials may take many different forms, many different  techniques are available for factoring them.
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Unformatted text preview: The first method of factoring is called factoring out the GCF (greatest common factor). Example 1 Factor 5 x + 5 y . Since each term in this polynomial involves a factor of 5, then 5 is a common factor of the polynomial....
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