# Factoring 17-Perfect Square Trinomials

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Shows how to recognize and factor Perfect Square Trinomials.

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• What is a perfect square trinomial?
• How do you know if a trinomial is a perfect square?
• How can you recognize and factor a perfect square trinomial?
• What is the formula for factoring a perfect square trinomial?
• How do you factor a^2 + 2ab + b^2?
• How do you factor a^2 - 2ab + b^2?
• How do you know whether 4x^2 + 12x + 9 is a perfect square?
• What is an easy way to factor 4x^2 + 12x + 9?
• How do you know if you factored a perfect square trinomial correctly?
• How can you factor 4x^2 + 13x + 9?
• How can you tell if 4x^2 + 13x + 9 is a perfect square trinomial?
• How do you know if 16x^2 - 24x + 9 is a perfect square trinomial and how do you factor it?
• Is there a shortcut for factoring 16x^2 - 24x + 9?
• Is x^2 + 6x - 16 a perfect square trinomial and how do you factor it?
• How do you factor m^5 + 18m^4 + 81m^3?
• What is the first step when you factor a polynomial?
• Is x^4 + 6x^2 + 1 a perfect square?
• How can you check to see if a trinomial is a perfect square?
• #### Staff Review

• Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
This lesson explains how to recognize perfect square trinomials and how to factor a perfect square trinomial using the formula. This is not necessary, as you can still factor these using other methods, but it can be easier if you can recognize it. Many good examples are covered in this lesson.
• #### mikeheth

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Very good. Just the right speed and repetition as required for learning.