Reference Topics 6-2

Here is some practice factoring trinomials using FOIL.

Here is some practice factoring difference of squares:

This excellent Khan Academy site give extra practice in factoring: the whole entry

Homework Hints 6-2

[tippy title=”Problem 1″]Problem 1
Look for a common factor, then look to see if it is a difference of squares, and finally check to see if it is a trinomial.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problem 2″]Problem 2
A difference of squares has the … See the whole entry

Section 6.1: Polynomials

6.1 Outline

  1. Terminology
    1. term
    2. polynomial
      1. monomial
      2. binomial
      3. trinomial
    3. degree
      1. of a term
      2. of a polynomial
      3. linear
      4. quadratic
    4. numerical coefficient
  2. Simplification
    1. like terms/similar terms
    2. simplify – this is the first of four main processes in algebra
  3. Shortcuts with products
    1. FOIL (see
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