This week we learnt how to factor simple trinomials and how the factor the GCF of trinomials.
Factoring simple trinomials:
To factor simple trinomials you need a trinomial that has the right pattern which I X squared + or – x + or – #. To factor this you must find two numbers that can add to the number in front of the X and can multiply the lone number.
Factoring the GCF:
To factore the GCF you must find the greatest common factor. Which pretty much means you must find the highest number possible that each of these numbers can be divided by.
As you can see in this example I chose 5 as my greatest common factor.