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 Use this flowchart to help you complete all the steps of factoring an expression. Is there common stuff? YES Factor out GCF NO Is any part of our expression factorable? YES Is there a difference of two squares? YES Factor, using difference of two squares pattern NO NO YOUR DONE NO Can we "group" any of our terms to create factorable parts? NO Is the leading coefficient 1? Keep going YES NO YES Rewrite the expression so groups of terms are together. Factor, using the box method. Factor, looking at factors of the constant term that add to the middle term keep going Factor individual parts Is there common stuff? Is anything else in our expression factorable? YES Repeat flowchart YES YES NO NO Factor out common stuff Is there any other factorable parts? NO YOUR DONE YES Continue factoring