3.2 - Greatest Common Factor

3.2 - Greatest Common Factor

Author: Kyle Webb

Find a common monomial factor in a polynomial.

The goal when factoring a polynomial is to rewrite the algebraic expression as a product of unique factors which share no common factors.  The first step in factoring a polynomial is to factor out the greatest common factor and then to identify the form of the polynomial expression.  

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