Factoring 8-Trinomials Part 1-Trial Factors

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This is part 1 of factoring trinomials into 2 binomials when the coefficient of x-squared is not 1. This is an introduction to the trial factors method.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor trinomials of the form ax^2 + bx + c into two binomials?
  • How do you factor a trinomial that does not have a leading coefficient of 1?
  • How do you factor 2x^2 - 7x + 3?
  • How do you figure out what numbers go in parentheses when factoring a trinomial?
  • How do you know whether to add or subtract when you factor a trinomial?
  • How can you check to see if you factored a trinomial correctly?
  • How do you factor 5x^2 - 13x - 6?
  • What do you do when you plug numbers into parentheses to factor a trinomial and it does not work?
  • How would you factor 2x^2 - 5x + 2?
  • What happens when you are factoring if the middle term is negative and the last term is positive?
  • How can you decide if 5x^2 + 33x - 14 = (x - 7)(5x + 2)?
  • How can you decide if 18x^2-27x+4=(3x-4)(6x-1)?
  • How do you know if 6x^2 - 7x + 3 factors into (3x+1)(2x-3)?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson starts the process of explaining how to factor a trinomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c. These problems are some of the most difficult for students to master. This is a great starting video for factoring complex trinomials.