Factoring 7-Basic Trinomials Part 2

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This is part 2 of factoring basic trinomials. More examples and situations are covered, including factoring out GCF first, trinomials that don't factor, more than one variable, etc..

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor x - 2 + x^2?
  • How do you factor a trinomial when the terms are not written in the correct order?
  • How do you factor x^2 + x - 2?
  • How can you check to make sure that you factored a trinomial correctly?
  • How do you factor x^2 + 7x - 12?
  • How do you know when you can and cannot factor a trinomial?
  • What happens if you cannot factor a trinomial?
  • How do you factor 4x^3 + 12x^2 - 160x?
  • What is the first step when factoring a trinomial?
  • How do you factor a trinomial if all of the terms have a factor in common?
  • How do you factor a trinomial if you have more than one variable?
  • How do you factor m^2 - 7mn - 8n^2?
  • How do you find all integers k such that x^2 + kx + 14 can be factored?
  • What are some special cases of factoring simple trinomials?
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    This lesson tackles some more difficult and trickier trinomials. Some ideas covered are trinomials that don't factor and trinomials that don't have a leading coefficient of 1. Also, the first step of any factoring problem, taking out the greatest common factor, is explained. The very common problem of finding all middle coefficients so that a trinomial could be factored is also solved.