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If the leading coefficient, "a", of a trinomial is not one, then the process of factoring is not easy. In these examples, "a" is prime, and we use a guess and check method for factoring using the acronym FOIL to check the product of the binomials. This method is not easy you get better with practice, but this is an important skills for which you will need persistence!
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Factoring Trinomials, a is not 1
Problem 1 9,583 viewsFactor:
3x² − 2x − 8 
Factoring Trinomials, a is not 1
Problem 2 6,222 viewsFactor:
6x² + 17x + 5 
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Problem 3 5,309 viewsFactor:
3x² − 17x − 10 
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Problem 4 5,468 viewsFactor:
20x² + 80x + 35 
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Problem 5 352 views 
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Problem 6 307 views 
Factoring Trinomials, a is not 1
Problem 7 333 views 
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Problem 8 302 views 
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Problem 9 319 views 
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Problem 10 326 views 
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Problem 11 314 views
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