IA_GPS_20 - If there is no such middle term, the polynomial...

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R0907 a.s. http://faculty.valencia.cc.fl.us/ashaw INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA GPS # 20 5.4 FACTORING TRINOMIALS NAME: Useful Guidelines: To factor 2 ax bx c + + : Step 1: Find pair whose product is 2 ax . For example: 2 3 7 2 (3 ...)( ...) x x x x + + = + + Step 2: Find pair whose product is c . For example: 2 3 7 2 (3 2)( 1) x x x x + + = + + ? or 2 3 7 2 (3 1)( 2) x x x x + + = + + ? Step 3: Check which one will produce the middle term bx . That’s the right factoring.
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Unformatted text preview: If there is no such middle term, the polynomial cannot be factored; it is called prime . Factor each polynomial. a) 2 3 2 x x + + = b) 2 4 3 p p ! + = c) 2 2 7 3 x x + + = d) 2 3 13 4 y y + + = e) 2 3 14 5 r r + + = f) 2 3 2 x x ! + = g) 2 3 12 15 m m + ! = h) 3 2 12 8 4 y y y ! ! + = i) 2 2 6 5 4 a ab b + ! = j) 4 2 2 8 6 z z ! + =...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course MAC 1103 taught by Professor Shaw during the Summer '11 term at Valencia.

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