- Factorization is the decomposition of an algebraic expression into product of factors. Factors of an algebraic term can be numbers or algebraic variables or algebraic expressions.
For example, the factors of 2a2b are 2, a, a, b, since 2a2b = 2 × a × a × b
The factors, 2, a, a, b, are said to be irreducible factors of 2a2b since they cannot be expressed further as a product of factors.
Also, 2a2b = 1 × 2 × a × a × b
Therefore, 1 is also a factor of 2a2b. In fact, 1 is a factor of every term. However, we do not …
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