In this episode, we will review the different ways of factoring quadratic and cubic polynomial functions/equations. We will use the trial and error method when the highest exponent is two for quadratic equations and the coefficient of that x-square term is one. When the coefficient is one, there is not any values in front of the variable, x.
We will also use the grouping method when there are four terms. Generally, the highest expoent is three, for example x-cube. We group two terms at a time and find the greatest common factor in each grouping. There's more, so listen.
We will briefly discuss other ways of factoring polynomials using the p/q method.