# What is Factoring Completely?

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Apr 18, 2015

For factoring polynomials, "factoring" (or "factoring completely") is always done using some set of numbers as possible coefficient.

We say we are factoring "over" the set.

**over the integers** as

**over the real numbers**

One more:

**over the complex numbers** it factors as

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