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Greatest Common Factors  Problem 7
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
Factoring is the process of turning a sum or difference into a product, or multiply problem. When the terms that you're trying to add or subtract have a common factor, we can "undistribute" it from both terms. Here we look at examples when that greatest common factor is a binomial, meaning a parentheses with a two terms being added or subtracted inside.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Greatest Common Factors
Problem 1 11,296 viewsFind the greatest common factor of
a) 24 and 60b) 18x² and 27x³ 
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Problem 2 9,058 viewsFactor:
a) 5x³ + 10xb) 6p³ − 12p² − 60p 
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Problem 3 7,384 viewsFactor:
3x(x + 6) − 10(x + 6) 
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Problem 4 1,276 views 
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Problem 5 1,282 views 
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Problem 6 1,228 views 
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Problem 7 1,127 views 
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Problem 8 736 views
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