What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example


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What is a coefficient in the following expression? 5x - 2 + y

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1. Factor the following expression: 7x - 14

2. Factor the following expression:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Factoring is one of the critical components to understanding algebra. In this quiz, you'll not only factor, but recall other parts of factoring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This factoring quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the coefficient in a given expression
  • Factor expressions
  • Know a given expression's greatest common factor
  • Consider which of given numbers are relatively prime

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
  • Problem solving - use this information to factor expressions
  • Information recall - remember the information you've learned regarding factoring
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to successfully answer questions regarding factoring in algebra

Additional Learning

Still want to know more? The lesson called What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example covers the following objectives:

  • Define factoring
  • Summarize the individual parts of an algebraic expression
  • Give example expressions to practice factoring on