# How do you find the greatest common factor of # 18x^2+16x-12x^3#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 22, 2018

#### Explanation:

The greatest common factor is the largest factor that evenly divides all terms in the polynomial.

There are two pieces to it in this case. First, there is a constant term. Second, there is an

Let's look at the constants:

The largest number that divides each of these evenly is

Let's look at the

The largest power of

Hence, the GCF is

You would factor as