Summary: This module contains the objectives of the chapter on factoring polynomials from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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After completing this chapter, you should

- be reminded of products of polynomials
- be able to determine a second factor of a polynomial given a first factor

- be able to factor a monomial from a polynomial

- understand more clearly the factorization process
- be able to determine the greatest common factor of two or more terms

- know how to factor a polynomial using the grouping method and when to try the grouping method

- know the fundamental rules of factoring
- be able to factor the difference of two squares and perfect square trinomials

- be able to factor trinomials with leading coefficient 1
- become familiar with some factoring hints

- be able to factor trinomials with leading coefficient other than 1