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B What is factoring?

  1. Apr 20, 2017 #1
    If you write a polynomial as the product of two or more polynomials, you have factored the polynomial.

    equations.png

    Here is an example:

    algebraic_factors.png

    how do i factor a polynomial ?

    factoring_quadratic_equation.png

    can somebody explain this step in detail ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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  3. Apr 20, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

  4. Apr 20, 2017 #3
    Thanks , i had to start somewhere :)
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 #4

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

  6. Apr 20, 2017 #5
    Thanks :)
     
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