How do you find the GCF of the terms of the polynomial #50x^4+4x^4#?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2016

Answer:

Both terms have #2x^4#, this is the GCF.

Explanation:

Write the numbers as the product of their prime factors.

#50x^4 = 2xx5xx5 xx x^4#
#4x^4 = 2 xx x^4#

Both terms have #2x^4#, this is the GCF.

The first thing to notice is that both numbers are even, therefore 2 is an obvious common factor.