Is there a GCF?

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Is there a GCF? by Mind Map: Is there a GCF?

1. No

1.1. If 4 terms

1.2. If 3 terms

1.3. If 2 terms

2. Yes

2.1. Pull out the GCF

2.1.1. If 4 terms...

2.1.1.1. Factor by Grouping

2.1.1.1.1. Simplify

2.1.2. If 3 terms..

2.1.2.1. Multiply A and C together and replace C with the product

2.1.2.1.1. Identify the terms that multiply to get c, and add to get b

2.1.3. If 2 terms...

2.1.3.1. Difference of Squares

2.1.3.1.1. Write as (x-b)(x+b)

2.1.3.2. Sum of Squares

2.1.3.2.1. Cannot be factored

2.1.3.3. Sum of Cubes

2.1.3.3.1. Write as (x+b)(x^2-xb+b^2)

2.1.3.4. Difference of Cubes

2.1.3.4.1. Write as (x-b)(x^2+xb+b^2)