# Factoring TrinomialsPage 1

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## Factoring Trinomials

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Multiply. (x+3)(x+2)

x  x + x  2 + 3  x + 3  2

Multiplying Binomials (FOIL)

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= x2+ 2x + 3x + 6

= x2+ 5x + 6

Distribute.

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x + 3

x

+

2

Using Algebra Tiles, we have:

= x2 + 5x + 6

Multiplying Binomials (Tiles)

Multiply. (x+3)(x+2)

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How can we factor trinomials such as

x2 + 7x + 12 back into binomials?

One method is to again use algebra tiles:

Factoring Trinomials (Tiles)

2) Add seven x tiles (vertical or horizontal, at least one of each) and twelve 1 tiles.

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How can we factor trinomials such as

x2 + 7x + 12 back into binomials?

One method is to again use algebra tiles:

Factoring Trinomials (Tiles)

2) Add seven x tiles (vertical or horizontal, at least one of each) and twelve 1 tiles.

3) Rearrange the tiles until they form a rectangle!

We need to change the x tiles so the 1 tiles will fill in a rectangle.

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How can we factor trinomials such as

x2 + 7x + 12 back into binomials?

One method is to again use algebra tiles:

Factoring Trinomials (Tiles)

2) Add seven x tiles (vertical or horizontal, at least one of each) and twelve 1 tiles.

3) Rearrange the tiles until they form a rectangle!

Still not a rectangle.

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How can we factor trinomials such as

x2 + 7x + 12 back into binomials?

One method is to again use algebra tiles:

Factoring Trinomials (Tiles)

2) Add seven x tiles (vertical or horizontal, at least one of each) and twelve 1 tiles.

3) Rearrange the tiles until they form a rectangle!

A rectangle!!!

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How can we factor trinomials such as

x2 + 7x + 12 back into binomials?

One method is to again use algebra tiles:

4) Top factor: The # of x2 tiles = xs The # of x and 1 columns = constant.

Factoring Trinomials (Tiles)

5) Side factor: The # of x2 tiles = xs The # of x and 1 rows = constant.

x2 + 7x + 12 = ( x + 4)( x + 3)

x

+ 4

x

+

3

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