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WGU Factoring Polynomials
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Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor
Look for the GCF of any polynomial first and then factor it out.
When dealing with Exponents take out the least exponent of what you see
You can GCF out a common binomial as well
Factor by grouping - done when a polynomial has more than three terms
Factoring Trinomials
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coefficient of squared terms is 1
coefficient of squared terms is not 1
Factor by subsitution
Factoring when the coefficient is 1
Factoring whene the coefficient is not 1
Factoring by Substituion
Special factoring
Difference of Squares
Perfect Square trinomial
Difference of Cubes
Sum of Cubes
Remember to look for the ability to square terms - you can easily make a polynomial a difference of squares
Factor a perfect trinomial
Special factoring summarized
These should be memorized
A general approach to factoring
Solving equations by factoring
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treborprime
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26038
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WGU Factoring Polynomials
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QLC1 review
Updated
2010-07-08T18:08:59Z
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