Unformatted text preview: into a quadronimial by slicing the bx term into two parts so the two slices have coefficients which add up to b and multiplies out to "a times c". After this, the first 2 terms are grouped, and so are the last two. Factor the two groups my removing the GCFs. If the trinomial is factorable, then in each group when factored must have a matching term in paranthesis as in the example above shows. Then that is factors out of the whole entire binomial and the final factored form is found. This style is good to use when the leading coefficient is not 1 or 1. If it is 1 or 1, then just do the factoring the normal way....
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 Spring '09
 mcmillian
 Math, Algebra, Binomial Theorem, Factoring, Coefficient

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