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Factoring Quadratics

Factoring Quadratics 1.18 - Solution

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a

In order to find the greatest common factor, we should factorize both terms and identify which factors are common.

Term Split up into factors

When both terms have been broken up into in factors, you see that both contain a 5, and so you can factor this out of the expression.

b

Proceed in the same way again and start by splitting the terms into factors.

Term Split up into factors
We can find two 's in each term. Thus, we can factor out
c

Split the terms up into factors.

Term Split up into factors
Both terms has a factor since