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Name Ex. 1 Date To factor using the distributive property, you must find the __________ of each term. Factoring by using the Distributive Property a) 12a2 + 16a b) 14gh – 18h c) x3y2 + x d) 18cd2 + 12c2d + 9cd e) 12ax3 + 20bx2 + 32cx f) a + a2b2 + a3b3 Some polynomials won’t have a common GCF. An alternative factoring method is called ____________________, because you are “grouping” pairs of terms together. Ex. 2 Factoring by using the Grouping Method a) 4ab + 8b + 3a + 6 b) x2 + 2x + 3x + 6 c) x2 + 5x + 7x + 35 d) 12y2 + 9y + 8y + 6