Recognize and use the appropriate method to factor a polynomial completely
Before you get started, take this readiness quiz.
Factor
${y}^{2}-2y-24$ .
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Factor
$3{t}^{2}+17t+10$ .
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Factor
$36{p}^{2}-60p+25$ .
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Factor
$5{x}^{2}-80$ .
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Recognize and use the appropriate method to factor a polynomial completely
You have now become acquainted with all the methods of factoring that you will need in this course. (In your next algebra course, more methods will be added to your repertoire.) The figure below summarizes all the factoring methods we have covered.
[link] outlines a strategy you should use when factoring polynomials.
Factor polynomials.
Is there a greatest common factor?
Factor it out.
Is the polynomial a binomial, trinomial, or are there more than three terms?
If it is a binomial:
Is it a sum?
Of squares? Sums of squares do not factor.
Of cubes? Use the sum of cubes pattern.
Is it a difference?
Of squares? Factor as the product of conjugates.
Of cubes? Use the difference of cubes pattern.
If it is a trinomial:
Is it of the form
${x}^{2}+bx+c$ ? Undo FOIL.
Is it of the form
$a{x}^{2}+bx+c$ ?
If
$a$ and
$c$ are squares, check if it fits the trinomial square pattern.
Use the trial and error or “ac” method.
If it has more than three terms:
Use the grouping method.
Check.
Is it factored completely?
Do the factors multiply back to the original polynomial?
Remember, a polynomial is completely factored if, other than monomials, its factors are prime!
Factor completely:
$4{x}^{5}+12{x}^{4}$ .
Solution
$\begin{array}{ccccccc}\text{Is there a GCF?}\hfill & & & \text{Yes,}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}4{x}^{4}.\hfill & & & \hfill 4{x}^{5}+12{x}^{4}\hfill \\ & & & \text{Factor out the GCF.}\hfill & & & \hfill 4{x}^{4}\left(x+3\right)\hfill \\ \text{In the parentheses, is it a binomial, a}\hfill & & & & & & \\ \text{trinomial, or are there more than three terms?}\hfill & & & \text{Binomial.}\hfill & & & \\ \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\text{Is it a sum?}\hfill & & & & & & \text{Yes.}\hfill \\ \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\text{Of squares? Of cubes?}\hfill & & & & & & \text{No.}\hfill \\ \text{Check.}\hfill & & & & & & \\ \\ \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\text{Is the expression factored completely?}\hfill & & & & & & \text{Yes.}\hfill \\ \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\text{Multiply.}\hfill & & & & & & \\ \\ \\ \phantom{\rule{2.5em}{0ex}}4{x}^{4}\left(x+3\right)\hfill & & & & & & \\ \phantom{\rule{2.5em}{0ex}}4{x}^{4}\xb7x+4{x}^{4}\xb73\hfill & & & & & & \\ \phantom{\rule{2.5em}{0ex}}4{x}^{5}+12{x}^{4}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\u2713\hfill & & & & & & \end{array}$
Erica earned a total of $50,450 last year from her two jobs. The amount she earned from her job at the store was $1,250 more than four times the amount she earned from her job at the college. How much did she earn from her job at the college?
Tsimmuaj
Erica earned a total of $50,450 last year from her two jobs. The amount she earned from her job at the store was $1,250 more than four times the amount she earned from her job at the college. How much did she earn from her job at the college?
Tsimmuaj
? Is there anything wrong with this passage
I found the total sum for 2 jobs, but found why elaborate on extra
If I total one week from the store *4 would = the month than the total is = x than x can't calculate 10 month of a year
candido
what would be wong
candido
87 divided by 3 then multiply that by 4. 116 people total.
Melissa
the actual number that has 3 out of 4 of a whole pie
candido
was having a hard time finding
Teddy
use Matrices for the 2nd question
Daniel
One number is 11 less than the other number. If their sum is increased by 8, the result is 71. Find the numbers.
Amara currently sells televisions for company A at a salary of $17,000 plus a $100 commission for each television she sells. Company B offers her a position with a salary of $29,000 plus a $20 commission for each television she sells. How televisions would Amara need to sell for the options to be equal?
company A 13 company b 5.
A 17,000+13×100=29,100
B 29,000+5×20=29,100
gayla
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I'm going to guess. Divide Levi's time by 2. Then divide 1 hour by 2. 1.25 + 0.5 = 1.3?
John
Oops I mean 1.75
John
I'm guessing this because since I have divide 1 hour by 2, I have to do the same for the 2.5 hours it takes Levi by himself.
John
1,75 hrs is correct Mike
Emund
How did you come up with the answer?
John
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easiest way to find the square root of a large number?
Jackie
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