# WGU Factoring Polynomials

 Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor Look for the GCF of any polynomial first and then factor it out. When dealing with Exponents take out the least exponent of what you see You can GCF out a common binomial as well Factor by grouping - done when a polynomial has more than three terms   Factoring Trinomials Cover coefficient of squared terms is 1 coefficient of squared terms is not 1 Factor by subsitution Factoring when the coefficient is 1 Factoring whene the coefficient is not 1 Factoring by Substituion  Special factoring Difference of Squares Perfect Square trinomial Difference of Cubes Sum of Cubes Remember to look for the ability to square terms - you can easily make a polynomial a difference of squares Factor a perfect trinomial     Special factoring summarized These should be memorized A general approach to factoring   Solving equations by factoring  Authortreborprime ID26038 Card SetWGU Factoring Polynomials DescriptionQLC1 review Updated2010-07-08T18:08:59Z Show Answers