1300_section4o1 - Section 4.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping(Review Factoring Definition A factor is a number variable monomial or

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1 Section 4.1 - Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping (Review) Factoring Definition: Afactoris a number, variable, monomial, or polynomial which is multiplied by another number, variable, monomial, or polynomial to obtain a product. 1. List all the possible factors of the following numbers: a. 12 b. 32 c. 19 d. 45 In the above, the number 19 is an example of a ____________ number because its only positive factors are one and itself. (Review) Greatest Common FactorDefinition:
2. Find the GCF (greatest common factor) of the following numbers:
2 Greatest Common Factor of PolynomialsIn order to find the GCF of two or more monomials, I. Find the GCF of the coefficients; II. Find the GCF of the variables; III. Rewrite the GCF as a product of the GCF of the coefficients times the GCF of the variables. Examples: 1. Find the GCF of x4and x7.
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