English | Español

Try our Free Online Math Solver!

Online Math Solver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please use this form if you would like
to have this math solver on your website,
free of charge.


Greatest Common Factor

ALWAYS ALWAYS check for the GCF first .

Another way to think of the GCF is to look for the lowest power of each factor that
appears
in all terms. What, you say, is with the term thing ? Factors are multiplied.
Terms are separated by a + or a -.

The hot tip for grouping : 4 terms. Here’s a memory device: you can find a GCF IF you
look at the terms 2 by 2. Think of Noah’s ark – the animals went in 2 by 2.

The order to do factoring:

1. GCF
2. Grouping (4 terms, common factor 2by2.)

Prev Next