This week in math 10 I learned how to factor polynomials (which is doing the reverse of foil). Doing foil is much like doing distributive property although it is divided into two brackets. Factoring polynomials is like breaking the equation down and finding its original numbers that made up the equation. Sometimes the equation can have a pattern, they can all divide by the same number. We also learned out a phase of CDPUE which is can divers pee easy underwater, The C in the stands for common which means you need to figure out if the numbers have anything of common. The D stands for difference of squares, The P is pattern. The E is easy so just look to see if it is an easy question. Then lastly U which stands for ugly this is when there is a non square number in front of the polynomial if it is this one you can’t use the rest of the rules. And lastly we learned how to use the “claw” and for the claw its to multiply 2 polynomials, you take the first number or X and multiply it to the next number or X in the other polynomial and then to the second number, then you move to the second number in the first polynomial and take that and multiply it the same way you did with the first number or X. Then you collect the like terms and you have your expanded term.