Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 2

Answer

$a^{3}$

Work Step by Step

$a^{8}=a^{3}\times a^{5}$ $a^{5}=a^{3}\times a^{2}$ $a^{3}$ When all monomials are in terms of $a$ and there are no other variables involved, the GCF is the monomial with the lowest exponent because the other monomials can be divided by it.
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