# Factoring 4a-Factor 4 terms by grouping

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In this lesson, you will learn how to factor four terms into two binomials using the traditional factoring by grouping method. The video walks you through the process step by step, using examples to demonstrate how to group terms together and find the greatest common factor. By the end of the lesson, you will be confident in your ability to factor four terms using this efficient method.

Lesson Description:

This video covers how to factor 4 terms into 2 binomials by using the traditional factoring by grouping method.

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This lesson gets into factoring a 4-term polynomial by grouping. This technique really comes in handy as we go on in factoring polynomials. This technique can sometimes by confusing to students, so this is a crucial video to watch to help solidify the concept of factoring.