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4. Factoring Complex Polynomials and Solving Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials The more difficult the polynomials, the more “tricks”  required to factor. If a polynomial has a number other than 1 as the leading coefficient it takes more forethought to factor. There is a “box method” which helps factor polynomials … Continue reading

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3. Factoring Polynomials

Factoring a polynomial is the reverse direction of FOILing (or multiplying) a polynomial. Understanding how the factored form relates to the FOILed polynomial will help you reverse the process and factor. First we will look at some special cases in … Continue reading

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2. Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials

You can perform operations with polynomials using a few simple steps. One important step you must understand is the idea of like terms. The variables (including exponents) must be identical to be considered like terms. Then the only change will … Continue reading

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1. Polynomials

A monomial is a number, variable, or the product of a number and one or more variables with a whole number exponents. The degree of a monomial is the sum of its powers(or exponents). Check out some examples of monomials … Continue reading

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