### Unit 4: Factoring Polynomials

This unit expands on what you learned in Unit 3. In Unit 4, you will learn to factor the greatest common factor by grouping and other factoring methods. Because factoring and distribution are opposite actions, you will be able to determine whether you have factored correctly by going in the opposite direction, which is distributing through multiplication.

**Completing this unit should take you approximately 19 hours.**

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- remove a common factor;
- factor by grouping (including rearranging terms);
- factor special products;
- factor trinomials; and
- solve quadratic equations by factoring.

### Unit 4 Assessment

Please take this assessment to check your understanding of the materials presented in this unit.

**Notes:****There is no minimum required score to pass this assessment, and your score on this assessment**__will not__factor into your overall course grade.**This assessment is designed to prepare you for the Final Exam that will determine your course grade. Upon submission of your assessment you will be provided with the correct answers and/or other feedback meant to help in your understanding of the topics being assessed.****You may attempt this assessment as many times as needed, whenever you would like.**