Alissa Fong

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Review of the Methods of Factoring - Problem 10

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Review of the Methods of Factoring - Problem 9

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 sometimes works with four- term polynomials is factoring by grouping. Cut the polynomial in half, and factor each half separately. If the "inside" binomials in the parentheses are exactly the same, then you can combine the outsides as well to have your two binomial factors. As always, make sure your factors can not be factored further.

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