The following diagram shows how to factor polynomials using the Greatest Common Factor (GCF). Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions of factoring the GCF.
Examples, videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra 1 students learn how to factor polynomials using the GCF.
Factoring Polynomials - GCF (part 1) Factoring Polynomials
A little background information and an introduction to factoring out the greatest common factor.
5x + 10
6x + 12
Factoring Polynomials - GCF (part 2) Factoring Polynomials
More examples for factoring out the greatest common factor.
60x3 - 50 x2 84x3y4 - 28x5y2 + 14x2y2
Factoring Polynomials - GCF (part 3)
More examples and information for factoring out the greatest common factor.
-8x - 12
6x - 15
32x3 - 20x
36x4y2 - 24xy3 + 44x2y2
Factoring Using the Greatest Common Factor, GCF
Factor out the GCF:
a) 2x3y8 + 6x4y2 + 10x5y10
b) 6a10b8 + 3a7b4 - 24a5b6
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