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# Factoring

### Vocabulary for Algebra I - Factoring

Factors (p. 478) Numbers that are multiplied together to find a product are the "factors" of that product - A number is divisible by it's factors
Prime Factorization (p. 478) Set of prime numbers that can be multiplied together to be the number
Greatest Common Factor (p. 479) The largest factor that is common to two different numbers
Factoring (p. 487) The process of reducing a polynomial down to its smallest parts by dividing out the common factors from each of its terms
Leading Coefficient (p. 508) The number that comes before the x^2 term - When it is a negative number you factor out a (-1) first thing!
Difference of Squares (p. 516) A "shortcut" that lets you quickly factor a polynomial in the form a^2 - b^2
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