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There are many factoring techniques that you've learned, and you will often need to use more than one technique in order to factor a polynomial. To start, ALWAYS look to factor out a greatest common factor. Your next step(s) will depend on the degree and number of terms of your polynomial. After you have factored, you can check your work by multiplying the terms back out (like FOILing) to make sure you get back to the original polynomial.
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