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# Factoring out the GCF and trinomials where the 3rd term is negative

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Tutorial

## Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor

How to use the distributive property backwards

## A few Problems on the GCF

On a separate sheet of paper, copy the following problems and factor out the GCF for each of the polynomials

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2.

3.

## Factoring Trinomials with a first coefficient of 1

Focusing on the sign of the constant term to decide how to factor trinomials.

## Factor a few Trinomials

On the same sheet of paper as the last three problems, factor these:

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6.

## Completely Factoring

Combining various factoring techniques in order to find the complete factorization.

## Last 2 problems

Include these on your homework sheet.  Factor the following

7.

8.

Bonus!  State how many factors each of the above polynomials has.