Special Factoring Rules Example 1

Here is an example of how to use special factoring rules to factor a polynomial.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic. Basic steps to follow: 1. First try to factor out a gcf from the polynomial 2. Next determine what type of special pattern the polynomial has- i.e.…

Special Factoring Rules

When recognizing that you are multiplying binomials with the following pattern (a + b)(a – b),  (a + b)(a + b), (a – b)(a – b) you can break out a special multiplication rule to get the product. However the more important benefit to mastering these rules is when you…