# 5_6 - 5.6 Factoring 5.6 FACTORING Learning Targets 1 Factor...

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5.6 Factoring Algebra 2 22 5.6 FACTORING Learning Targets 1. Factor out a GCF 2. Completely factor a quadratic expression of the form 2 ax bx c ++ 3. Recognize and factor the “difference of two perfect squares” 4. Use factoring to find the x -intercepts of a parabola. Greatest Common Factor (GCF) The first step in factoring is to factor out a GCF. Factoring out a GCF is simply undoing the distributive property. Example 1 : Factor out the GCF from each expression. a) 2 36 xx + b) 432 572 xxx −+ Factoring Quadratic Expressions of the Form 2 ax bx c Watch the PowerPoint Tutorial from http://www.chaoticgolf.com/tutorials on Factoring Quadratic Expressions Example 2 : Factor each expression completely. a) 2 3 47 −− b) 2 2 11 5 c) 2 6 28 d) 2 6 19 15 Difference of Two Perfect Squares

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## This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course MATH 1100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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