Alissa Fong

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Review of the Methods of Factoring - Problem 13

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Review of the Methods of Factoring - Problem 12

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

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One strategy that will eliminate the guess and check work of factoring trinomials is turning a trinomial into a four term polynomial and then using factoring by grouping. In order to decide how to expand the middle term, use a "diamond puzzle" to find what two values have a product of "a times c" and sum to "b."

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