**Factoring by Grouping**

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** Step 1 :-** Group terms. Collect the terms into groups so that each group

has a common factor.

**Step 2:-** Factor within the groups. Factor out the common factor in

each group.

**Step 3:-** Factor the entire polynomial. If each group now has a common

factor, factor it out. If not, try a different grouping.

*Always check the factored form by multiplying.*