Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 6 - Section 6.3 - Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is Not 1 - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 443: 1


greatest common factor

Work Step by Step

Always start factoring by searching for a GCF (other than 1).... so we can factor it out first, and then continue to factor the expression that remains in the parentheses Example $2x^{2}+4x-6=....$ $=2(x^{2}+2x-3)$ ... and we continue to factor the trinomial that has 1 as the leading coefficient....
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