Math 3 502: Factoring by ac Method
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The ac method of factoring is primarily used for factoring quadratic expressions where a, or the
coefficient of the second-degree term, is not equal to 1. Since quadratics dont really count as
higher-order polyno
AG505: Building Polynomials
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Today, we are going to investigate the inner workings of polynomial functions. All of the
polynomials you have seen to date have been written as the sum of different degree terms with
varying coefficients, like a( x ) =
AG501 Special Cubics (2-3 Ext 1)
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Our primary tool for factoring cubic expressions is grouping, but there are two special
expressions that require another technique and, thankfully, are easy to spot. These are the sum
or difference of cubes
Sum of
AG405: Rational Exponents
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All of the properties that we learned on AG401 apply to every exponential expression, but so far
we have only simplified expressions with integer exponents. It is possible to have rational
exponents (fractions), and youve
AG401: Properties of Exponents
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Our starting point for this unit will be to review properties of exponents. At the start, we must
establish our vocabulary the base is the constant or variable being multiplied, and the
exponent is the number of time
Math 3 501: Factoring by Grouping
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We are going to begin our discussion of factoring higher-order polynomials with the grouping
method. Hopefully this is review for some of you, or you have at least seen grouping in action
before. It is very easy,
5-1 Practice C
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1. A Yield sign is an equilateral triangle. Draw an equilateral triangle with side
length l in a coordinate plane so that one side is centered at the origin and falls
along the x-axis. Determine the coordinates of each vertex in ter
Math 3 315: Expanding Logarithmic Expressions
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Now that we have a good understanding of what logarithms are, this week we are going to focus on
some properties of logarithms. Youve already learned two important properties:
log a (1) = 0
log a (a )