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Last reply by: julius mogyorossy
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:10 PM

Post by Rick Deruntz on July 4, 2010

Dude! Correct your answer to example VI!

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  • Understand and memorize the following special cases of products: the square of the sum of two terms, the square of the difference of two terms, and the product of the sum and the difference of the same two terms.

  • The first two are called perfect squares and the last one is called the difference of two squares. All of them are important and are used often in later work. Be sure you know this material well.

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Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Square of a Sum 0:12
    • Perfect Square Trinomial
    • Example
    • FOIL Technique
  • Square of a Difference 3:38
    • Example
  • Difference of Two Squares 6:12
    • Example
  • Lecture Example 1 8:51
  • Lecture Example 2 11:06
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4