Both numerical and algebraic expressions can be factored using some specific method(s). A list of the different types of factoring are given in this lesson. Check them out so you can learn the specific method of factoring.
The simplest expressions to factor are of course numerical expressions. However, looking for the prime factorization of a big number like 240 may require a lot more work.
The lesson below about factoring integers will show you how to factor 240 and other big numbers. Then, you will be ready to factor algebraic expressions such as x^{2} + 5x + 6 and more complicated expressions using a variety of methods.
There are three concepts you will need to understand very well before you attempt to factor an expression. Start by studying the topics in the introduction.
Prerequisites
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 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 x^{2} + bx + c
Factoring by grouping
Learn how to factor a trinomial of the form ax^{2} + bx + c by grouping terms.
How to factor a trinomial by getting rid of the impostor.
Learn how to factor a trinomial of the form ax^{2} + bx + c by getting rid of the impostor.
Factor using the box method
Probably the most straightforward way to factor a trinomial.
Factoring perfect square trinomials
Learn to factor perfect square trinomials.
Factoring using the quadratic formula
Learn to factor using the quadratic formula x^{2} + bx + c.
Factoring radicals
Learn how to factor and simplify radicals.
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