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Factoring: Special Cases Part I - Problem 5

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

Factoring using guess and check can be cumbersome, especially if the leading coefficient is not one. If you notice that the leading coefficient and constant are both perfect squares, there's a good chance that you're working with a perfect square trinomial. You could memorize the formulas in this video, or familiarize yourself with tips presented here to make this special case of factoring easier for you.

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