Steps
Box Method
Grouping Method
Multiply a & c
How do you get to the middle
term?
Careful with signs!
Setit up to use the method
Rewrite as an expanded
polynomial!
Factor
Factor the rows and columns
Group and factor
Done – Write as 2 binomials
3x
2
+ x – 14
Signs?
Steps
Box Method
Grouping Method
Multiply a & c
How do you get to the middle
term?
Careful with signs!
Setit up to use the method
Rewrite as an expanded
polynomial!
Note what is in the ( ) should be
the same!
If not, go back!!
Factor
Factor the rows and columns
Group and factor
Note what is in the ( ) should be
the same!
If not, go back!!
Done – Write as 2 binomials
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2
+ 5x – 63
Signs?
Steps
Box Method
Grouping Method
Multiply a & c
How do you get to the middle
term?
Careful with signs!
Setit up to use the method
Rewrite as an expanded
polynomial!
Factor
Factor the rows and columns
Group and factor
Note what is in the ( ) should be
the same!
If not, go back!!
Done – Write as 2 binomials
6x
2
– 13x – 6
Signs?
Steps
Box Method
Grouping Method
Multiply a & c
How do you get to the middle
term?
Careful with signs!
Setit up to use the method
Rewrite as an expanded
polynomial!
Factor
Factor the rows and columns
Group and factor
Note what is in the ( ) should be
the same!
If not, go back!!
Done – Write as 2 binomials
Others – You choose the method:
4x
2
+ 16x + 15
2x
2
 7x + 3
x
2
+ x + 20
10x
2
 3x – 27
6x
2
 5x
 4
6x
2
 x  5
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 Algebra, Factoring, Equations, Method, Quadratic equation

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