Rebecca*
how do you factor an algebraic expression?



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Rebecca*
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dw:1352133720543:dw

CliffSedge
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Find the greatest factor common to both terms (what divides into both evenly?)

gabriel11
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6(3b2)

Rebecca*
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@CliffSedge thanks! so what divides them evenly is my answer?

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@gabriel11 , don't you find that insulting to @Rebecca* 's intelligence to not let her answer the question herself?

Rebecca*
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THANK YOU!! ahah

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It's not the entire answer, if just tells what to factor out. You leave what's leftover after dividing it out.

Rebecca*
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thank you!!

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Let's try a harder example to make sure you get it.
How about: 2a+10ab+14ab ?
How would you factor that, @Rebecca* ?