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# 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials

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### 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials

1. 1. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 1 March 10, 2014 2.3 Common Factors of a Polynomial Review: What is a polynomial?
2. 2. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 2 March 10, 2014 Factoring is writing a polynomial as a product of its factors. Factoring is the opposite of expanding or distribution. You can use distribution to check your answer.
3. 3. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 3 March 10, 2014 The first step to factoring any polynomial is to find the GCF of the polynomial.
4. 4. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 4 March 10, 2014 Visualizing... Factor 4x + 8 Using algebra tiles, create the most compact rectangle you can (As close to a square as possible). Then find the length and width!
5. 5. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 5 March 10, 2014
6. 6. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 6 March 10, 2014
7. 7. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 7 March 10, 2014 Algebraically Factor: 8x2 + 12x3
8. 8. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 8 March 10, 2014 Algebraically Factor: -3y3 + 3y2 - 6y
9. 9. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 9 March 10, 2014 Factor: 10x2y3 + 15xy2 Algebraically
10. 10. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 10 March 10, 2014 A polynomial can be factored in multiple ways. Ex. 4t + 12
11. 11. 2.4 Common Factors of Polynomials 11 March 10, 2014 Factor: 6abc + 8bcd - 2bc