Factoring 3-Factor out GCF - trickier

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Lesson Description:

This videos covers factoring out the GCF for more complicated problems.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor polynomials by taking out the greatest common factor?
  • How could you factor xy - 3y?
  • How do you factor complicated expressions with large expressions in parentheses in common?
  • How can you factor x(2x + 1) - 3(2x + 1)?
  • How do you factor an expression when two terms have parentheses that are the same?
  • How would you factor a(x-y) + b(x-y)?
  • How do you factor 5x(3m - 1) - (3m - 1)?
  • How would you factor x(a - b) + y(b - a)?
  • How do you factor an expression if the terms inside the parentheses are different?
  • How do you factor if the parentheses in the terms are opposites?
  • How would you factor 3x(1 - 2y) - 5(2y - 1)?
  • How do you factor 5x(2x - 3) - y(2x + 3)?
  • What happens if you cannot factor a polynomial?
  • What if two terms have nothing in common?
  • When you have two terms with the same values in parentheses, how do you know what goes in the other set of parentheses in the answer?
  • How do you factor 2y(-2x + 5) + 3(2x - 5)?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    The problems in this lesson are much more tricky and lead into some more complicated ideas for factoring. This is a great lead-in to the concepts that are coming up in factoring.