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What is the first step when factoring the trinomial ax2 Bx C?

Factoring Trinomials in the form ax2 + bx + c
To factor a trinomial in the form ax2 + bx + c, find two integers, r and s, whose sum is b and whose product is ac. Rewrite the trinomial as ax2 + rx + sx + c and then use grouping and the distributive property to factor the polynomial.

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Also asked, what is the first step when factoring the trinomial?

Step 1 (trinomial): Set up a product of two ( ) where each will hold two terms. Step 2 (trinomial): Find the factors that go in the first positions. Step 3 (trinomial): Find the factors that go in the last positions. We need two numbers whose product is -20 and sum is 1.

Also, what is ax2 bx c called? Parabolas. The graph of a quadratic equation in two variables (y = ax2 + bx + c ) is called a parabola.

Regarding this, what are the steps to factoring?

Factoring completely is a three step process:

  1. Factor a GCF from the expression, if possible.
  2. Factor a Trinomial, if possible.
  3. Factor a Difference Between Two Squares as many times as possible.

How do you factor a trinomial?

To factor a trinomial in the form x2 + bx + c, find two integers, r and s, whose product is c and whose sum is b. Rewrite the trinomial as x2 + rx + sx + c and then use grouping and the distributive property to factor the polynomial. The resulting factors will be (x + r) and (x + s).

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