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Guidelines for Factoring1. Look for the greatest common factor and factor it out using the distributive property.2. If the polynomial has two terms, look fora. a difference of two squares: u2v2= (u + v)(ub. a difference of two cubes: u3v3= (uv)(u2+ uv + v2c. a sum of two cubes: u3+ v3= (u + v)(u2uv + v2)3. If the polynomial has three terms, look for a perfect square trinomial:a. u2+ 2uv + v2= (u + v)2b. u22uv + v2= (uv)Note:Here's how to recognize a perfect square trinomial.v))2
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Term
Spring
Professor
Pilati
Tags
Factoring, The Distributive Property, Greatest common divisor, Square number, Distributivity, B Group

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