# How do you find the gcf of #8a^2b + 4ab - 12ab^2#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 1, 2015

Find the largest number and highest degree of each variable that can be divided evenly into the expression.

#### Explanation:

Largest number =

Highest degree of

Highest degree of

Multiply the results to get the GCF of

Factor out

Jul 1, 2015

gcf (Greatest Common Factor) of

#### Explanation:

**Factoring each term independently:**

**Extracting the factors common to all three terms:**