## What are the 3 factoring methods?

Types of Factoring polynomials

• Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
• Grouping Method.
• Sum or difference in two cubes.
• Difference in two squares method.
• General trinomials.
• Trinomial method.

### How do you expand and simplify?

What does ‘expand and simplify’ mean? In order to expand and simplify an expression, we need to multiply out the brackets and then simplify the resulting expression by collecting the like terms. Expanding brackets (or multiplying out) is the process by which we remove brackets.

What is the difference between sum and product?

The outcome of adding two or more numbers gives the sum. The outcome of subtracting the two numbers gives the difference. The outcome of multiplying the two or more numbers gives the product.

What is the factoring method in algebra?

Factoring: Finding what to multiply together to get an expression. It is like “splitting” an expression into a multiplication of simpler expressions.

## What is the factoring technique?

FACTORING TECHNIQUES. FACTORING TECHNIQUES: Binomials. types. A binomial is an expression containing two terms. Aside from factoring out the greatest common factor, there are three types of special binomials that can be factored using special techniques.

### Which is the product sum method of factoring?

The Product Sum method of factoring we use on trinomials (ax2+bx+c) with the value of a=1. This is the method that is probably used the most. The product is the a value times the c value. In this case 12. The sum is the b value.

Which is the formula for the special product?

Recall the three special products: 1 Difference of Squares x 2 – y 2 = (x – y) (x + y) 2 Square of Sum x 2 + 2xy + y 2 = (x + y) 2 3 Square of Difference x 2 – 2xy + y 2 = (x – y) 2

How to calculate the factoring of A trinomial?

Note that the term we have at the beginning of the question is x 2, so we put x in each bracket. This gives us (x) (x) = x 2, which is what we need for that first term. Now we need 2 numbers that multiply to give −6 and add to give −5.

## How do you find the product of two terms?

Look for special products. If there are only two terms then look for sum of cubes or difference of squares or cubes. If there are three terms, look for squares of a difference or a sum. If there are three terms and the first coefficient is 1 then use simple trinomial factoring.