week 7 – math 10

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, $x^2$ + 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 $x^3$ , 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: