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Describe the first step when factoring any polynomial. Why is this the first step? Explain.

Blair Lewis

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Caroline Campbell on March 6, 2018

The first step when taking any polynomial is the factor of the GCF. The GCF is the largest factor common to all terms of the polynomial. By factoring out the GCF in the first place, the coefficients and the constant term of the polynomial will be reduced.


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