**Factoring - Combined**

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Summary

The essence of the content revolves around 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, followed by additional steps like recognizing and factoring differences of squares and ordinary quadratics.
- Demonstration of factoring expressions with both even and odd powers, and the application of difference of squares in more complex scenarios.
- Insight into the practical application of these advanced factoring techniques as a crucial step in solving larger, more complicated Quant problems on the GMAT.
- Highlighting the significance of mastering these factoring skills to unlock the solutions to the hardest part of the Quant section.

Chapters

00:00

Introduction to Advanced Factoring Techniques

00:25

Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor

00:47

Factoring Differences of Squares and Ordinary Quadratics

03:36

Application of Factoring in Complex GMAT Problems