In this lesson, a new method for factoring non-basic trinomials is introduced. The SEMM and product method is used, but it's not explained why it works. The key is to take the first coefficient and write it in three places, and then use the product and sum to find the missing numbers. Once the trinomial is factored, it's important to check the answer using the FOIL method. It's a nifty method that can be used if the traditional methods aren't working.
Trinomials part 8 - This is part 8 using a new method to factor non-basic trinomials. This is a non-traditional, but easy way to factor trinomials.
What is a new and interesting method for factoring non-basic trinomial using the sum-product method?
How do you factor 4x^2 + 5x - 6?
Is there an easy trick to factoring trinomials with a leading coefficient that is not 1?
How do you factor using a fraction bar?
How do you factor 8x^2 - 26x + 15 with a fraction bar method?
How do you factor 14x^3 + 94x^2 - 28x?
How do you factor a trinomial that has a first term with x^3 in it?
What is the fraction bar method for factoring a trinomial?
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This lesson shows a really cool, different, and interesting way to factor trinomials that have a leading coefficient other than 1. This method makes factoring a lot quicker and easier -- what an innovative method of factoring.