# SOLUTION: What is the GCF for the polynomial 12x3y2 - 20x5y3?

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 Question 71047: What is the GCF for the polynomial 12x3y2 - 20x5y3? Found 2 solutions by stanbon, Earlsdon:Answer by stanbon(57343)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!GCF for the polynomial 12x3y2 - 20x5y3 ------- Look at the coefficient 12 and 20: GCF is 4 Look at the x-factors : GCF is x^3 Look at the y-factors : GCF is y2 Therefore the GCF for the polynomial is 4x^3y^2 ---------- Cheers, Stan H. Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the GCF of: One approach is to factor the terms. and You can see that the common factors in these terms are: So these can be factored out.