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Unformatted text preview: • Shortcut 1: Be sure the GCF, if there is one, has been factored out. • Shortcut 2: Try factors closest to one another first. For example, when considering factors of 12, try 3 and 4 before trying 6 and 2 and try 6 and 2 before trying 1 and 12. • Shortcut 3: Avoid creating binomials that will have a GCF within them. This shortcut eliminates possibilities 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 (look at the underlined binomials; their terms each have some common factor), leaving only four possibilities to consider. Of the four remaining possibilities, 11 and 12 would be considered first using shortcut 2....
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