To find the greatest common factor (GCF) between monomials, take each monomial and write it's prime factorization. Then, identify the factors common to each monomial and multiply those common factors together. Bam! The GCF! To see an example worked out, check out this tutorial!
Factors are a fundamental part of algebra, so it would be a great idea to know all about them. This tutorial can help! Take a look!
If you learn about algebra, then you'll see monomials everywhere! Watch this tutorial and learn what makes a monomial, and what does not.
Factoring by grouping is one way to factor a polynomial. This tutorial shows you how to take a polynomial and factor it into the product of two binomials. Then, check your answer by FOILing the binomials back together!
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!
Simplifying a rational expression? You could divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor (GCF). In this tutorial, you'll learn what you need to do to simplify a rational expression by factoring out the GCF!