1. Find the greatest common factor of the coefficients and the exponents. To do this, take the greatest common factor of the numbers and the smallest exponent of each variable. 2.
For example, when factoring {eq}x^2y^6 + x^4y^3 {/eq}, the greatest exponent number that both variables share needs to be found for x and y. The highest number for the variable x would be 2 and
How to Factor Higher Exponents
Solving Equations with Exponents: xm=k. If m is even: x = ±m√ k. If m is odd: x = m√ k. For