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## College Algebra

### Course: College Algebra>Unit 10

Lesson 3: Taking common factors

# Introduction to factoring higher degree polynomials

Unpack the process of factoring monomials in algebra. Learn to simplify third-degree polynomials and tackle fourth-degree monomials. Understand the structure of introductory algebra and apply it to higher degree polynomials. Explore the concept of factoring multiple times and delve into the difference of squares. It's all about breaking down complex expressions into simpler parts!

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• Where are the Algebra 1 videos on factoring polynomials? I just need a bit of review...
• You should be able to search it if you cant find it by just looking around. Hope this helps!
• Good thing he gave these examples. I get way too many people randomly walking up to me and asking me questions like this. Kind of annoying not gonna lie.
• Me too. I'll just be minding my own business, and someone just asks me this, and I have to struggle to answer it...
• Am I the only one who starts day dreaming halfway through this video of getting a t-shirt printed that says “Hey You! Factor this”?
• Well, 2x = 8, so yes
• if they say don't stress about they mean the opposite of that
• So basically we'll be using structure in solving higher degree polynomials instead of deducing logical patterns?
• How come the 7 and 12 turns into 3 & 4? You would need to know what x is wouldn't you?
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• Do you remember factoring quadratic equations? That's what was done here. Might wanna review it if you're unsure!
• this doesn't make sense to me, my brain has already moved on from factoring polynomials since we did that weeks ago, so im very confused.