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Algebraic Expressions

Algebraic Expressions

Factoring (Distributive Property in Reverse) Examples

Example 1

Factor the expression 2x + 4y. Check to see that your answer is correct.

Example 2

What is the greatest common factor in the expression 4xy – 6x2?

Example 3

What is the greatest common factor in the expression 6xy3 – 9x2y3 + 15y2z?

Example 4

What is the greatest common factor in the expression 3xxy?

Example 5

Factor the expression -8x2z – 16x3. Check your answer.