Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping - 5.1 Exercises - Page 329: 3



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The greatest common factor of a group of terms is the greatest factor that evenly divides into all terms in the group. In this case, $3m$ is the greatest common factor, because it is the largest factor that divides evenly into all 3 terms. $9m^{3}\div3m=3m^{2}$ $3m^{2}\div3m=m$ $15m\div3m=5$
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