Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-2 Multiplying and Factoring - Got It? - Page 493: 2



Work Step by Step

List the prime factors of each term. Identify the factors common to all terms. $3x^{4}=(3)\cdot[x]\cdot x\cdot x\cdot x$ $9x^{2}=(3)\cdot 3\cdot[x]\cdot x$ $12x=2\cdot 2\cdot(3)\cdot[x]$ GCF=$(3)\cdot[x]$, or $3x$.
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