• Unit 9: Factoring Polynomials

    Factoring, the procedure you will learn to perform in this unit, is multiplication in reverse: instead of multiplying two polynomials, you will need to write a given polynomial as a product of two or more different expressions. Factoring is an important tool that you will use in solving quadratic, and, later, higher degree polynomial equations. Quadratic equations occur a lot in problems that involve rectangular objects and their areas: planning gardens, framing photographs, carpeting the floors, and so on.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 23 hours.

    • 9.1: Factoring Monomial from a Polynomial

        • 9.1.1: Identifying Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of Two or More Monomials and of Other Expressions

        • 9.1.2: Rewriting Polynomial as a Product of a Monomial and a Different Polynomial

      • 9.2: Factoring Polynomials by Grouping

      • 9.3: Factoring Quadratic Trinomials

        • 9.4: Special Factoring

        • 9.5: Factoring General Polynomials

        • 9.6: Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring