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Factoring Quadratic Polynomials

Description

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Click on the button "Generate px:" to obtain a quadratic polynomial.
The polynomial initially visible is a place-holder only, and the other buttons are not enabled until this button has been pressed.

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The factor-pairs for a and c are displayed, and the first pair for each is auto-selected.

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Click on the button "Possible Factors" to see all the possible arrangements of the factors of the quadratic if the selected factor-pairs of a and c are used.

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Click on the button "Factors Expanded" to see if any of the possible arrangement of factors on the left expand to the given quadratic polynomial.

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Continue until the correct pair of factors for both a and c have been found, and the appropriate arrangement of the members of these factor-pairs leads to a correct factorization of the given polynomial.

Factoring Quadratic Polynomials

           px=a x2+b x+c=

Factor-pairs for a

Factor-pairs for c

Commands Used

factor


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