Factoring Calculator

Factor Any Expression

Step 1: Enter your expression below

Step 2: Click the Blue Arrow

I hope you enjoy this great online factoring calculator we've partnered up with Mathway to provide for you. Enter your problem in the box above, and then you'll see a range of appropriate solvers (such as "Factor") appear when you click the arrow to submit your question. Click "answer" and get the factored result, with the option to get step-by-step solutions.

Examples

Try typing these expressions into the calculator, click the blue arrow, and select "Factor" to see a demonstration.

Problem: \(4*x^2-9\)
Solution: \((2x+3)(2x-3)\)

Problem: \(x^4-81\)
Solution: \((x^2+9)(x+3)(x-3)\)

Common Factoring Questions

Here are some questions other visitors have asked on our free math help message board:

Final Thoughts

You may want to read up on the quadratic formula to help your algebra knowledge rather than relying on this solver. Afterall, the point is to learn the concept, not just get the answer... right?

Also, while this calculator page is tailored for algebraic expressions, you might be looking to solve for the prime factorization of a number. For example, finding all the prime numbers that divide into 56 (7 and 2). We also have a page on the greatest common factor and a link for least common multiple available.