At about the 0:16 mark, the teacher says factoring out the greatest common denominator; he should have said the greatest common factor.
At about the 1:39 mark, after factoring out a 7x, the teacher writes xy for the first term in parentheses; it should be 2xy.
In this lesson, we learn about factoring out the greatest common factor (GCF) of a set of terms. The teacher explains that the GCF is the largest number of variables that goes into every term that can be divided into every term. Through three examples, the teacher shows how to factor out the GCF by dividing out the common numbers and variables. The lesson ends with a reminder to check your work using the distributive property.
Factoring Blitz #1 - Factoring out common factors
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