Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32193-104-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32193-104-7

Appendix A - Review - A.4 Factoring Polynomials - A.4 Assess Your Understanding - Page A41: 136


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Work Step by Step

When you are dealing with a factoring problem, you should first check if the polynomial is one of the special forms (complete square, difference of two squares, difference of two cubes, sum of two cubes, etc). If it is, we apply the given formula. Otherwise, we check if we can factor by grouping or check the factors of the constant terms. Factoring may involve using multiple methods together as well.
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