#### Answer

Factoring is the process of writing a sum of monomial terms as a product of prime polynomials.

#### Work Step by Step

Factoring is the process of writing a sum of monomial terms as a product of prime polynomials.
A prime polynomial is one that can not be factored any further, using integer coefficients.
Methods of factoring covered in this section are:
- factoring the greatest common factor,
- factoring in groups
(more methods will be covered in the sections that follow.)
Examples:
$2x^{2}+4x=2x(x+2)$
$x^{2}+6x+8=(x+4)(x+2)$