WGU Factoring Polynomials

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  1. Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor
    • Look for the GCF of any polynomial first and then factor it out.
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    • When dealing with Exponents take out the least exponent of what you see
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    • You can GCF out a common binomial as well
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  2. Factor by grouping - done when a polynomial has more than three terms
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  3. Factoring Trinomials
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    coefficient of squared terms is 1
    coefficient of squared terms is not 1
    Factor by subsitution
    • Factoring when the coefficient is 1
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    • Factoring whene the coefficient is not 1
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    • Factoring by Substituion
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  4. Special factoring
    Difference of Squares
    Perfect Square trinomial
    Difference of Cubes
    Sum of Cubes
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    • Remember to look for the ability to square terms - you can easily make a polynomial a difference of squares

    • Factor a perfect trinomial
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  5. Special factoring summarized
    These should be memorized
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  6. A general approach to factoring
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  7. Solving equations by factoring
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WGU Factoring Polynomials
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2010-07-08 18:08:59
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WGu QLC1 Factoring Polynomials
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