Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor demonstrates the process of factoring polynomials by first looking for common factors in the symbols, and then in the numbers. The student is shown how to expand and collect the terms before factoring them. The lesson includes two practice problems that demonstrate the procedure.

Lesson Description:

Two practice problems for multiplying and factoring polynomials.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How can you check to make sure that you factored correctly?
  • How do you factor a polynomial with more than one variable?
  • How do you factor -15wx + 3wxy + -9y?
  • How do you multiply and simplify a polynomial expression?
  • How do you simplify and factor 4x(y + -1) + -3(4xy + -4x)?
  • How do you factor -8xy + 8x?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains how to factor out what is in common in a polynomial with multiple terms and multiple variables. A couple of practice problems are factored in the video, all steps for factoring are described, and you will learn to check your factored answer.