 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Mark Dugopolski,
Southeastern Louisiana University
Factoring
Learning Objectives
Chapter 6  Factoring Prime Factorization of Integers
 Greatest Common Factor
 Finding the Greatest Common Factor for Monomials
 Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor
 Factoring Out the Opposite of the GCF
 Factoring a Difference of Two Squares
 Factoring a Perfect Square Trinomial
 Factoring Completely with Special Products and Grouping
 Factoring by Grouping
 Factoring ax^{2} + bx + c with a = 1
 Prime Polynomials
 Factoring with Two Variables
 Factoring Completely with ax^{2} + bx + c and a = 1
 The ac Method
 Trial and Error
 Factoring Completely with ax^{2} + bx + c and a≠ 1
 Using Division in Factoring
 Factoring a Difference or Sum of Two Cubes
 The Factoring Strategy
 The Zero Factor Property
 Applications and Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

