Factoring by grouping is one way to factor a polynomial. This tutorial shows you how to take a polynomial and factor it into the product of two binomials. Then, check your answer by FOILing the binomials back together!
Looking for practice using the FOIL method? This tutorial delivers! It takes you step-by-step through the FOIL method as you multiply together to binomials.
Factoring out the greatest common factor of a polynomial can be an important part of simplifying an expression. In this tutorial, you get step-by-step instructions on how to identify and factor out the greatest common factor.
Trying to factor a binomial? See if you can factor out a greatest common factor. This tutorial shows you how to factor a binomial by first factoring out the greatest common factor and then using the difference of squares. Check it out!
Polynomials are those expressions that have variables raised to all sorts of powers and multiplied by all types of numbers. When you work with polynomials you need to know a bit of vocabulary, and one of the words you need to feel comfortable with is 'term'. So check out this tutorial, where you'll learn exactly what a 'term' in a polynomial is all about.
If you learn about algebra, then you'll see monomials everywhere! Watch this tutorial and learn what makes a monomial, and what does not.
If you learn about algebra, then you'll see polynomials everywhere! In this tutorial, you'll learn the definition of a polynomial and see some of the common names for certain polynomials.
To find the greatest common factor (GCF) between monomials, take each monomial and write it's prime factorization. Then, identify the factors common to each monomial and multiply those common factors together. Bam! The GCF! To see an example worked out, check out this tutorial!
Factoring trinomials can by tricky, but this tutorial can help! Follow along as a trinomial is factored right before your eyes! Then, check your answer by using the FOIL method to multiply the binomials back together and see if you get the original trinomial.