Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 426: 2


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Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor, abbreviated GCF, is an expression of the highest degree that divides each term of the polynomial. The variable part of the greatest common factor always contains the smallest power of a variable that appears in all terms of the polynomial.
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