Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
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Factoring Trinomials, a is not 1 - Problem 10

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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When you're asked to factor trinomials with large numbers, chances are that you have a greatest common factor. You should always look for a GCF first, but even if you have one, the leading coefficient, "a," may still not be one. The examples presented here are done using a guess and check method, but there are multiple methods for factoring the trinomial that remains after the GCF has been factored out.

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