# Algebraic HCF

## Exercises providing practice finding the highest common factor of algebraic expressions.

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This is level 4: Attempt to find the expression for the HCF of the expressions below exactly as they appeared in the answer section of the old textbook.

Slightly adapted excerpt from The First Steps in Algebra by G. A. Wentworth 1894.

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## Description of Levels

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Numeric HCF - Begin with the basics; practise finding the HCF of pairs of numbers

Level 1 - Expressions such as: 3c² and 9c

Level 2 - Expressions such as: 4x²y and 8xy³

Level 3 - Expressions with 3 variables and 3 terms

Level 4 - Exercise from an old textbook

Level 5 - More advanced exercise from an old textbook

Algebraic LCM - A very similar exercise that can be used to practise finding the LCM of pairs of expressions

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## Help

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Before beginning this Algebraic HCF exercise you should have mastered
the numeric HCF Exercise.

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