UCSS Math II 3A.2.2 Example 1

Factor the polynomial by finding the greatest common factor (GCF). Verify your results using the Distributive Property.
  1. Determine the common factors of the terms’ coefficients and variables.
  2. Write expressions for the remaining non-common factors.
  3. Factor the original polynomial by writing it as the product of the GCF and a polynomial whose terms are the expressions found in the previous step.
  4. Verify the result using the Distributive Property.
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