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One strategy that sometimes works with four- term polynomials is factoring by grouping. Cut the polynomial in half, and factor each half separately. If the "inside" binomials in the parentheses are exactly the same, then you can combine the outsides as well to have your two binomial factors. As always, make sure your factors can not be factored further.
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