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Factoring by Grouping. Is there a GCF ?. Factoring Flow Chart. How many terms?. 2 terms?. 4 terms ?. 3 terms ?. Difference of 2 squares ?. Can you factor by grouping? . Is “a” = 1 ?. Is a >1?. No. Yes. Use target product target sum. factor. STOP. Split the Middle.

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### FactoringbyGrouping

Is there a GCF ?Factoring Flow Chart

How many terms?

2 terms?

4 terms ?

3 terms ?

Difference of

2 squares ?

Can you factor by grouping?

Is “a” = 1 ?

Is a >1?

No

Yes

Use target product target sum

factor

STOP

Split the Middle

Factor by Grouping
• Splitting the problem up
• Factor common monomials from each group using the GCF
• Factor out the common binomial
• Factor the difference of squares and GCF
• Check
EXAMPLE11

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