How Do You Factor the Greatest Common Factor out of a Polynomial?

How Do You Factor the Greatest Common Factor out of a Polynomial?

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Factoring out the greatest common factor of a polynomial can be an important part of simplifying an expression. In this tutorial, you get step-by-step instructions on how to identify and factor out the greatest common factor.

Polynomials are those expressions that have variables raised to all sorts of powers and multiplied by all types of numbers. When you work with polynomials you need to know a bit of vocabulary, and one of the words you need to feel comfortable with is 'term'. So check out this tutorial, where you'll learn exactly what a 'term' in a polynomial is all about.

In this tutorial, follow along as a monomial is written in factored form. This is information may come in handy if you ever need to simplify an expression involving monomials. Better check it out!

Word problems let you see math in the real world! In this tutorial, see how to write an equation from a diagram to help find the perimeter of a bedroom. Take a look!

Got an equation with polynomials involving multiple variables on both sides? You can factor out the greatest common factor, then factor by grouping, and then use the zero-product property to solve. Follow along with this tutorial to see a step-by-step explanation!