Factoring 1-Factor out GCF

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Lesson Description:

This shows the basics of factoring a polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is factoring?
  • How do you factor with the GCF?
  • How do you factor by pulling out the Greatest Common Factor?
  • What does it mean to factor?
  • How do you factor a polynomial?
  • How is factoring the opposite of multiplying or distributing?
  • How do you factor 2x + 10?
  • What is the greatest common factor of 2x + 10?
  • How do you write the factored form of a polynomial?
  • How would you factor 6x-18?
  • How do you factor 25y + 35 by pulling out the GCF?
  • How do you factor polynomials with more than one variable?
  • How can you factor 4x^2y^3 - 6x^2y^4 + 8xy^2?
  • What is the procedure for factoring a polynomial using the greatest common factor?
  • How do you find the GCF of a polynomial expression?
  • How do you know what goes in parentheses after you pull out the GCF when you are factoring?
  • How can you check to make sure that you have factored a polynomial expression correctly?
  • What is the factored form for 20x^3y^2 - 10x^2y?
  • How do you factor 12x^2 + 18xy^2?
  • How do you know if you are finished factoring?
  • What do you do if you did not pull out the greatest common factor?
  • What if you can pull out more from the parentheses after factoring?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video shows a bunch of examples of factoring polynomial expressions by pulling out the greatest common factor and writing what is left over in parentheses. This is a great introduction to factoring and a great refresher for the first step you should always use when factoring.