Week 2
Discussion:
Special Factoring
Strategies
BY: AMANDA KERLEY

Rules for factoring perfect square
trinomials
The middle term of a perfect
square trinomial is always
twice the product of the two
terms in the binomial. You can
use this to check any attempt
to factor a trinomial that
appears to be a perfect
square.

A perfect square trinomial:
Example 1
)
factors as

A perfect square trinomial:
Example 2

Rules for finding the difference of
cubes: