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How to factor complicated trinomials using Algebra Tiles

**First, remember to write down what you think should be noticed about the product of the diagonals.**

Draw the Algebra Tiles, then write the polynomial in __factored form __for the following polynomials:

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**Now multiply the diagonals, what do you notice? **

**Were you right about the pattern?**

Here is where the fun begins!

Use the method in the video to draw a rectangle and using the product of the diagonals to help find the 2 sections of x-blocks. Then factor out the GCF in each row and column to find the length and width of the rectangle.

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