In this lesson I will teach you how to factor the greatest common factor (gcf) from a polynomial. This lesson will be your introduction to one of the most important skills in algebra- factoring. I really can’t overstate or stress the importance of factoring as it’s used in so many areas of algebra. So the start of your education to master factoring will start with this lesson. When you are faced with a polynomial to factor you will need to have many “tools” and methods at your disposal- finding a greatest common factor is often the first tool you will employ. Of course nothing is more effective when explaining a concept than experiencing it so after you watch the lesson please, please practice- it’s a MUST if you expect to master algebra.