Factoring simple quadratics (Part 2)

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Taught by MrRutter
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In this lesson, we learn how to factor simple quadratics. These quadratics have only one variable and the highest power is two. Using a reverse foil method, we can find the two numbers that multiply to give the last number and add to give the number in front of the variable. We then place these two numbers in the parentheses with the variable and we have factored the quadratic.

Lesson Description:

A review of factoring simple quadratic polynomials.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor simple quadratics?
  • How do you factor y^2 + 20y + 96?
  • How do you factor y^2 - 50y + 96?
  • How can you figure out the numbers that go in parentheses when you factor a trinomial?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This video is again a quick review of a process learned in Algebra 1. You will learn how to quickly factor simple quadratics into two sets of parentheses. This is a very helpful video for the most common type of factoring that gives students trouble.