Factoring by Grouping: 1. Group the first 2 terms together, factor out the GCF. 2. Group the 2 nd 2 terms together, factor out the GCF. 3. Factor out GCF from those remaining.
Combo Factoring Steps to Factoring: 1.Look for a common GCF. 2.Two Terms: look for difference of 2 squares. 3.Three Terms: look for perfect square trinomials or factor by finding binomial factors. 4.Four Terms: Factor by grouping.