Review of Quadratic Equations
Standard Form:
! + + = 0
a = the leading coefficient and determines the direction of opening
(0, c) = the y-intercept
Factored Form:
= ! !
r! and r! are the roots (solutions, zeros) of the function
Vertex Form:
= ( )! +
(

Advanced Algebra
Factoring Review Sheet
I.
Factoring out a common term:
Look to see if there is a greatest common factor (GCF) in all the terms to factor out.
Factor it out and leave it on the outside of the parenthesis.
Example:
3t2 + 12t 6
*GCF: 3 3(t2

Factoring Practice Review
Greatest Common Factor, Difference of Squares, and Perfect Square Trinomials
Part I: Factoring out the Greatest Common Factoring (GCF)
A.
Introductory Level GCF
Introductory Example:
Factor 3a + 9
Step 1: Identify the GCF
Since,