This week we looked at factoring polynomials deeper. One thing I learned to help me find out how many terms I need to factor a polynomial into is, the exponents on the leading variable,
if I have a polynomial like, + 3x + 2, then the leading variable is x, and because it has a as an exponent It means it factors into 2 polynomials; whereas if it was , then it would mean there’s 3 terms.
Now we already know how to factor from my last blog post, so now we can put it into use:
so our answer is, (x+2)(x+1)