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Factoring by Grouping

Factoring by Grouping

a.k.a. ___________________________________________

a.k.a. ___________________________________________

Who?

Who?

What?

What?

How?

How?

Steps

Steps

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Example: xy – 5y – 2x + 10

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Example: xy – 5y – 2x + 10

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Synthetic Division
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Coefficients

MAMA
Zero?

Synthetic Division
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Coefficients

MAMA
Zero?

New Coefficients!

New Coefficients!

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Example: Is x=1 a zero of x3 – 1?

Example: Is x=1 a zero of x3 – 1?

Long Division

Long Division

Steps

Steps

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Example: Divide x2 – 9x – 10 by x + 1

Example: Divide x2 – 9x – 10 by x + 1