factorization
An expression listing items that, when multiplied together, will produce a desired quantity.
Examples of factorization in the following topics:

Introduction to Factoring

Factors

Finding Factors of Polynomials

Factoring General Quadratics

Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials

Finding Zeroes of Factored Polynomials
 The factored form of a polynomial reveals its zeros, which are defined as points where the function touches the x axis.
 The factored form of a polynomial can reveal where the function crosses the x axis.
 Use the factored form of a polynomial to find its zeros

Factoring a Difference of Squares

Simplifying Radical Expressions

Logarithms of Products
 A useful property of logarithms states that the sum of two logarithms of factors is equal to the logarithm of the factors' product.
 Tedious multidigit multiplication steps can be replaced by table lookups and simpler addition, because of the fact that the logarithm of a product is the sum of the logarithms of the factors:
 The sum of two logarithms of factors is equal to the logarithm of the factors' product.

Rational Algebraic Expressions