Lesson goal: Factor a polynomial

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We've developed a function called factor that knows how to factor most polynomial-type expressions. This means figuring out, for example, that $4x^2-4x-3$ is equal to $(2x+1)(2x-3)$.

The factor function here is use a lot like the algebra function from this past lesson.

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Now you try. Try factoring just about any expression you can find in your algebra book, and see what you get.

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