# ACT Math 2.4 Elementary Algebra

Elementary Algebra Drill 2: Problem 4. Factor the expression.

ACT Math | Elementary Algebra |

ACT Mathematics | Elementary Algebra |

Elementary Algebra | Factoring polynomials |

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Intermediate Algebra | Roots of polynomials |

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Polynomials | Factoring Polynomials |

Product Type | ACT Math |

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problem. What's the common thread or unit between

all four of these elements? Ahh well, there we've already given you a hint.

Yeah the number 4 part of it. What else?

X. Okay so there's a 4x common to all of these

and we can factor it out to make life oh so much simpler.

We now have an equation that looks like this: 4x times the quantity xy

plus 4y plus 3x plus 12 we have an equation here

a very common form. We can factor this down to the

quantity X plus 4 times the quantity y plus 3.

Here we go. So boom! The answer is B.