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# Factoring

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Factoring Questions:

1)  Factor: Step 1:  This expression is the difference of two perfect squares.  You can identify this type of problem by looking to see if there are only two terms, each is a perfect square, and the operation is subtraction.

Step 2:   Identify the square root of term c. (There is no term b when you are performing a factoring operation on the difference of two perfect squares.)  Square root of 100 is 10.

Step 3:  Set up.  (         )(       )

Step 4:  Since this is the difference of two perfect squares you will have to use an addition in one set of parenthesis, and a subtraction in the other.  (    +    )(     -    )

Step 5:  What are the factors of the first term? (X  +    )(X   -    )

Step 6:  Using the square roots of the c term which you found in Step 2, complete the problem.  (X+10)(X-10)

2)  Factor: 3)  Factor: 4)  Factor: 5)  Factor: Calculator Lesson for checking factoring.

2)  Click on 2nd, Math, =. (This will bring you to the test menu, and you are selecting = to determine whether you have factored correctly.)

3)  Enter the factoring you believe is correct.

4)  Click Enter.

If you have factored correctly, the screen will display 1 as the answer.  Ifyou have factored incorrectly, the screen will display 0 as an answer.  This is a great way to check your work.

2.  (x + 6)(x - 6)

3.  (x + 7)(x - 7)

4.  (x + 15)(x - 15)

5.  (x + 20)(x - 20)