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Solving Polynomial Equations

  • When factoring, always factor completely.

  • Always begin factoring by factoring the greatest common factor, and then factor the remaining expression.

  • If the polynomial has 4 terms, try factoring by grouping.

  • Factor trinomials by trial and error.

  • Memorize the formulas for the sum and difference of two cubes.

Solving Polynomial Equations

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
  • Factoring Polynomials 0:08
    • Example: Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
    • Example: Perfect Square Trinomials
    • Example: General Trinomials
  • Sum and Difference of Two Cubes 3:25
    • Example
  • Quadratic Form 6:20
  • Lecture Example 1 7:30
  • Lecture Example 2 10:43
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4