Factoring GCF Lesson

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In this section, we learn about Factoring out the GCF or Greatest Common Factor. Factoring is a process that is crucial to the rest of our career in
mathematics. Factoring is essentially the reverse of the distributive property. We are pulling out what is common to all terms and placing this outside
of a set of parentheses. Here we will focus on factoring out the GCF. To do this, we look at our polynomial that we are trying to factor. We find the
GCF and place it outside of a set of parentheses. We then divide each term of the polynomial by the GCF to obtain what goes in each spot inside of the
parentheses. Once we have factored out our GCF, we can check the result using the distributive property. This should give us our original polynomial back.

Factoring GCF Resources:

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Khan Academy - Video
Khan Academy - Video
Virtual Nerd - Video
Text Lessons:

MESACC EDU - Text Lesson
Khan Academy - Text Lesson
Worksheets:

MESACC EDU - Worksheet
Khan Academy - Practice
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