# Factorization – explanation and details

Some times questions on factorization are asked in job exams. Such questions are set to check the analytic abilities of a candidate. Here concept of factorization is discussed and some types of factorization is explained with he help of some examples.

**Factorization of algebraic, polynomial expressions- explanation and details**

Let us take a number say 20. This number can be written as below;

Then 2, 2 and 5 are said to be the factors of 20. Again we can write;

so 10 and 2 are factors of 20, Again

here then we can say 10 and 2 are factors of 20

The same way **algebraic** expressions some times can be broken into their factors – breaking of an expression into its factors is called factorization.

Some algebraic expression types and there factorization methods are explained here below;

**1. ka + kb + kc type expressions **

**2. ac+ad+bc+bd type expressions**