Online College Courses for Credit

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.  

See More

Try Our College Algebra Course. For FREE.

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

37 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

299 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


Monomial greatest common factor

GCF to Factor a Polynomial