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MATH 1111 - College Algebra: 1.5 Factoring Polynomials

1.5 Factoring Polynomials

At the end of this section students will be able to:

  • Determine the greatest common factor (GCF) of a polynomial
  • Factor out the GCF of a polynomial
  • Factor by grouping a polynomial
  • Factor polynomials using special formulas
  • Factor completely a polynomial 

Required Reading

0.6 Factoring

Stitz-Zeager Prerequisites - pages 70-80

Practice Exercises

Stitz-Zeager Prerequisites - pages 81-82

Answers to practice exercises can be found on page 82.

Supplemental Resources

Factoring Polynomials (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 7)