This week I will be teaching you how to factor an ugly polynomial. When I say an ugly polynomial it just means that the leading coefficient isn’t 1.
Ex. + 7x +2
Step 1: Break down the leading coefficient, then start writing it out
6=2 x 3 (3x___)(2x___)
Step 2: Play around with the factors of the constant to find out the appropriate spot that will multiply and then add to 7.
*Th object is to get the middle term.
(3x + 2)(2x +1) *2 and 2x will multiply=4x *3x and 1 will multiply= 3x
3x + 4x = 7x