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## Factoring Quadratics: The Simple Case - Purplemath

Teaches how to factor simple quadratics -- those with a leading coefficient of '1' -- quickly ... I know from multiplying polynomials that this quadratic is formed from ...

## Factoring Polynomials - James Brennan

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Factoring a polynomial is the opposite process of multiplying polynomials. ... This rule works even if there are minus signs in the quadratic expression (assuming ...

## Cool math Algebra Help Lessons: Factoring Polynomials - Factoring ...

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A Final Overview. Now that you've learned each factoring technique, the trick is to know which one to use and when! Let's run down the list: RULE # 1: ...

## Factoring Polynomials - West Texas A&M University

Dec 13, 2009 ... Find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of a polynomial. ..... The following is a checklist of the factoring rules that we have covered in our ...

## 6.5 General Guidelines for Factoring Polynomials - Flat World ...

We have learned various techniques for factoring polynomials with up to four terms. The challenge is to identify the type of polynomial and then decide which ...

## Factoring Trinomials When the Leading Coefficient is not 1

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Step 2: Decide if the three terms have anything in common, called the greatest common factor or GCF. If so, factor out the GCF. Do not forget to include the GCF  ...

## Factoring Guidelines

Factoring by Finding the Greatest Common Factor. ○ Always check for the ... Polynomials With Two Terms. ○ .... back at our “rules”, both terms will be negative.

## Mathwords: Factoring Rules

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1. x<sup>2</sup> – (r + s)x + rs = (x – r)(x – s). 2. x<sup>2</sup> + 2ax + a<sup>2</sup> = (x + a)<sup>2</sup> and x<sup>2</sup> – 2ax + a<sup>2</sup> = ( x – a)<sup>2</sup>. 3. Difference of squares: a<sup>2</sup> – b<sup>2</sup> = (a – b)(a + b). 4. Difference of cubes: ...