# Factoring 4a-Factor 4 terms by grouping

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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.