7.1: Use the Greatest Common Factor to Factor Polynomials
Students apply basic factoring techniques to second- and simple third-degree polynomials. These techniques include finding a common factor for all terms in a polynomial, recognizing the difference of two squares, and recognizing perfect squares of binomials.
Determine the GCF of the terms of a polynomial and factor the polynomial.
GREATEST COMMON FACTOR
SQUARE OF A BINOMIAL
DIFFERENCE OF SQUARES