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Guided Notes
Learning Objectives:

I CAN, factor trinomials with a leading coefficient 1.


I CAN, factor trinomials with a common factor.
I CAN, factor trinomials with a leading coefficient other than 1.
I CAN, find the zeros of a function by factoring.

Define the following, based on your prior knowledge:


Prime Number:

Composite Number:

Prime Factorization:

GCF:

Example 1: Classify the number as prime or composite.

a.) 36

b.) 23

c.) 22
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d.)31

Example 2: Find the prime factorization of 90

Example 3: Find the prime factorization of 140

Example 5: Find the GCF

a) 15 and 16

b) 36 2 and 54 2

c) 272 and 15 2

Example 2: Factor GCF

103 2 + 152 5 3

Example 3: Factor GCF 12a2 + 16a


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Recall:
Zero Product property: if ab=0 ab=0 , then either a=0 or b=0
a=0orb=0 (or both). A product of factors is zero if and only if one or
more of the factors is zero.

Solve by factoring the GCF and applying Zero Product property:

Example 1: + =

Example 2: =

Example 3: (d - 5)(3d - 4) = 0
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Factoring Trinomials + +

Recall:

Multiply = Put Together

(x +4)(x 3)

= 2 3 + 4 12
= 2 + 12

Factor = Take apart!


a*c

Example 1
Factor the trinomial. Factors of a*c, that
8
sum up to, b 4 2
a) 2 + 6 + 8

a= 1 , b= 6 , c=8 X X
ax 6
(x+4)(x+2)
b
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b) 2 10 + 16

Factors of 16 Sums
1, 16 17
-1,-16 -17
4,4 8
-2,-8 -10

= (x-2)(x-8)

c) 2 + 12
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Example 2(You try): Factor the trinomial.

a) 2 7 18

b) 2 + 7 + 12

c) 2 12 + 27

Notes Factoring without the leading coefficient of 1

Example 1: -15
1
3 -5
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Simplify when
= (x+1)(3x-5)
you can! 3x
3x
-2
1x
xx

Example 2: 6 2 + 71 12

Example 3: 33 + 122 63

Example 4: 3 2 42 + 40
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Example 5: 6 2 + 23 + 20

Example 6: 6 2 + 13 + 6

Solve by factoring

Example 1: 2 4 + 4=0

Example 2: 2 + 12 + 36 = 0
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Example 3: 42 12 + 9 = 0

Example 4: 9 2 12 + 4

Example 5: 4 2 20 + 25