Factoring out the GCF

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In this lesson, you will learn how to factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) of an expression. The GCF is the term that goes into every term of the expression, and by identifying it, you can simplify the expression. The process involves using the associative property of multiplication to reverse the distributive property, as well as applying the laws of exponents to simplify the variables. By factoring out the GCF, you can make it easier to solve the remaining problems on your worksheet.

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How to factor out the GCF of an expression

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In this lesson, the teacher shows how to factor the GCF out of an expression.