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Factoring Polynomials: Objectives

Module by: Denny Burzynski, Wade Ellis. E-mail the authors

Summary: This module contains the objectives of the chapter on factoring polynomials from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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After completing this chapter, you should

Finding the Factors of a Monomial ((Reference))

  • be reminded of products of polynomials
  • be able to determine a second factor of a polynomial given a first factor

Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial ((Reference))

  • be able to factor a monomial from a polynomial

The Greatest Common Factor ((Reference))

  • understand more clearly the factorization process
  • be able to determine the greatest common factor of two or more terms

Factoring by Grouping ((Reference))

  • know how to factor a polynomial using the grouping method and when to try the grouping method

Factoring Two Special Products ((Reference))

  • know the fundamental rules of factoring
  • be able to factor the difference of two squares and perfect square trinomials

Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient 1 ((Reference))

  • be able to factor trinomials with leading coefficient 1
  • become familiar with some factoring hints

Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient Other Than 1 ((Reference))

  • be able to factor trinomials with leading coefficient other than 1

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