## Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-2 Multiplying and Factoring - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 18

#### Answer

$a$

#### Work Step by Step

Find the greatest common factor. Find the prime factors of each term and multiply the factors that are common to all the terms. $a^3=\underline a\times a\times a$ $6a^2=3\times2\times\underline a\times a$ $11a=11\times\underline a$ GCF $=a$

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