Ch 5: AFOQT: Factoring

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to get ready for math questions on the AFOQT exam. The chapter has video lessons and self-assessment quizzes about factoring, which help you study in an efficient, fun manner.

AFOQT: Factoring - Chapter Summary

Improve your knowledge of factoring in algebra and your abilities to solve problems that include factors on the AFOQT exam by using the lessons in this chapter. They are interactive and help you learn more about:

  • Elements of factoring in algebra
  • Prime factorization
  • Finding least common multiples and the greatest common factor
  • Fraction notation and equivalent expressions
  • Factoring by grouping
  • Combing variables and numbers when factoring
  • Transforming factors into division problems

This chapter includes short and engaging video lessons that are 10 minutes or less. The lessons also come with self-assessment quizzes, which help you gauge your knowledge and skills. You then know what areas you need to work on, if any, before taking the real exam. If you need help at any point during this chapter, there are professional instructors available to answer questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: AFOQT: Factoring
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What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

1. What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

Factoring with ordinary numbers involves knowing that 6 is the product of 2 and 3. But what about factoring in algebra? In this lesson, we'll learn the essential elements of algebra factoring.

How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

2. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.

Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

3. Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

Finding the least common multiple can seem like a lot of work. But we can use prime factorization as a shortcut. Find out how and practice finding least common multiples in this lesson.

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

4. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

5. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

Did you know that two fractions can look completely different, but actually be the same? In this lesson, we'll learn about equivalent fractions. We'll also learn to simplify fraction notation.

Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

6. Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

With an expression, you know how to factor out a number, and you know how to factor out a variable. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out combined numbers and variables.

Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

7. Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can factor a problem by turning it into a division problem. Learn how this actually helps you to factor and keep your numbers straight.

Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

8. Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

How do you factor an expression if all the terms don't share a common factor? Grouping! In this lesson, we'll learn how to use grouping to help factor expressions.

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