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HA2 S5.4 Factoring Polynomials (day2)

HA2 S5.4 Factoring Polynomials (day2)

Author: Renee Voltin


This packet is a continuation of the (day1) learning packet for Factoring Polynomials.  Day 1 packet started with discussion of the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and factoring of the GCF.  It then looks at the factoring of the special binomials "Difference of Squares" along with "Difference of Cubes", "Sum of Cubes" and "Perfect Square Trinomials".  Moving from these special cases (two and three terms) to four-term polynomials, "Factor by Grouping" is discussed in this (day 2) learning packet and is concluded with techniques for the factoring of trinomials (a = 1 and a ≠ 1).



  • Factor Polynomials
    • GCF     (covered in 'day1' learning packet)
    • Difference of Squares    (covered in 'day1' learning packet)
    • Perfect Square Trinomial   (covered in 'day1' learning packet)
    • Difference and sum of cubes  (covered in 'day1' learning packet)
    • Factor by grouping    
    • Trinomial (a = 1, a ≠ 1)  
  • Simplify polynomial quotients by factoring    



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Factor by Grouping

Factor a Trinomial (ax^2 + bx + c) when a = 1

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