# Math209

I am not understanding how to factor polynomials. Example: Factor 12y^6-40y^5+28y^4

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2. 12y^6-40y^5+28y^4
Take out the GCF..for example, each term has at LEASt a y^4 and the highest number it each can be divided by is 4 so..
4y^4(3y^2-10y+7)

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