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What is factoring?

What is factoring? It is the process by which one tries to make a mathematical expression look like a multiplication problem by looking for factors.



There are three concepts you will need to understand very well before you attempt to factor an expression

Start by studing the topics in the introduction


Introduction

Factoring integers
Important to understand in order to grasp the meaning of factor

Finding the greatest common factor
Important to understand before factoring polynomials or expressions with at least two terms

Multiplying binomials
Important to understand before factoring trinomials


Factoring

Factoring algebraic expressions
Learn how to factor a polynomial or an algebraic expression with two or more terms

Factoring trinomials
Learn to factor a trinomial that has the form x2 + bx + c

Factoring by grouping
Learn how to factor a trinomial of the form ax2 + bx + c by grouping terms

Factoring perfect square trinomials
Learn to factor perfect square trinomials

Factoring using the quadratic formula
Learn to factor using the quadratic formula x2 + bx + c

Factoring radicals
Learn how to factor and simplify radicals

Factoring calculator
Use this calculator to factor a trinomial


Quadratic equation solver
Use this quadratic equation calculator to solve any quadratic equation.

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