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Find the GCF of the terms of the polynomial.

a^3 + 6a^2 - 11a

I think the GCF is a^2, but the answer key says a. Please explain.

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    well, since the last term is 11a, I don't see how a^2 could be a factor.

    The only number or power of a which divides every term is just a.

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