Algebra
posted by Anonymous
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.

Steve
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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