Factoring by Grouping Part 1

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In this lesson, Professor Perez from Saddleback College teaches us how to factor polynomials by grouping. Factoring by grouping requires forming two groups and taking out the greatest common factor of each group. Charlie, the professor's assistant, helps by identifying the greatest common factor for each group and even encourages cheating by using the fact that the same binomial will show up in each group. Through this process, the original polynomial is broken down into simpler expressions that can be more easily solved.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to factor polynomials by grouping.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

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  • How do you factor polynomials?
  • What is factoring by grouping?
  • How do you find the greatest common factor of polynomials?
  • How do you factor a polynomial with four terms?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video shows how to factor polynomials by grouping step by step. A process that can be somewhat complicated is shown simply and completely. This video is a really great tutorial for learning this skill of factoring.
  • flab21

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is very clear and informative and it helped me to understand factoring very easily.