There is a small error in the first example: the factored form should be x^3(a - b + c - d^2*x^3)
Lesson Description:
The Common Factor factoring method.
Questions answered by this video:
What is factoring?
What is a common factor?
How do you find the greatest common factor of terms of a polynomial?
How can you factor out the GCF from a polynomial?
What is the greatest common factor of ax^3 - bx^3 + cx^3 - d^2x^6?
How do you factor ax^3 - bx^3 + cx^3 - d^2x^6 by finding the GCF?
How do you factor xy - 6x^2y^2 + 9xy^3 - 12x by taking out the greatest common factor?
How do you factor ax^2 + a^3x^2 - ax^3 by taking out the GCF?
How do you factor 17ax^2 - 34a^2x^3 - 51a^3x^4 by finding the greatest common factor?
How do you know if you factored a polynomial correctly?
Staff Review
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This lesson is a great introduction to factoring by showing how to take out the greatest common factor of a polynomial. This series of videos on factoring does a great job and is very understandable.