**Factoring - Combined**

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Summary

The content focuses on advanced factoring techniques for tackling the most challenging Quant problems on the GMAT exam, emphasizing the importance of combining basic factoring methods to solve complex expressions.

- Introduction to combining various factoring techniques to address difficult algebraic expressions.
- Examples illustrating the process of factoring out the greatest common factor, difference of squares, and ordinary quadratics.
- Demonstration of factoring complex expressions involving both numbers and variables, highlighting the necessity of recognizing patterns such as even coefficients and squares.
- Insight into the practical application of these advanced factoring skills in solving higher-level Quant problems on the GMAT, not as standalone questions but as steps within larger problem-solving contexts.
- A preview of utilizing these factoring techniques in the context of solving algebraic equations, as part of a broader discussion on algebraic expressions.

Chapters

00:00

Advanced Factoring Techniques Overview

00:58

Factoring Complex Expressions

04:06

Integrating Factoring into Larger Problem Solving