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Try Middle School Factoring Numbers.
 Nonlinear Factors [10/12/1998]

I have been told that factoring the sum of two squared numbers is not
possible, but factoring x^4 + 4 is possible. Please explain.
 Polynomial Factoring Rules [04/02/1997]

How do I apply the polynomial factoring rules to t^21+1 and 25y^2144 =
0?
 Quadratic Roots [4/11/1996]

I need to know why a quadratic equation cannot have one irrational or one
imaginary root.
 Reducing Algebraic Fractions by Cancelling [03/16/2004]

When reducing fractions, how come you can cancel factors but you can't
cancel terms? Can you please explain, hopefully with examples too?
 Reducing Polynomials to Lowest Terms [11/18/2002]

How do I reduce the following: [(x^3+x)/5] [(5x5)/(x^3x)] ?
 Roots of an Equation [4/16/1996]

We can factor our equation to (3x+2)(2X1) but we're not sure what to do
now to solve it to two numbers.
 Roots of the Quadratic Equation [4/10/1996]

Would you explain to me why a quadratic equation cannot have one
irrational or one imaginary root.
 Simplifiying Rational Expressions [11/29/2004]

How do I simplify an expression like this?
x + 2 x
  
x^2  36 x^2 + 9x + 18
 Solve by Factoring [3/13/1995]

We are doing a section on Solving Equations by Factoring. Could you help
me with 3w^2 + 40w  25 = 20  2w^2 ?
 Solving a Perfect Square Trinomial [05/11/1998]

How do I factor this kind of problem: m^2  4m + 4  n^2 + 6n  9?
 The Steps of Factoring [08/08/1998]

I'm having trouble factoring y^2  14y + 24. The problem says to write
factors of the first term, the signs of the terms, ....
 Three Factoring Techniques for Quadratic Polynomials [02/21/2008]

How can I factor 40x^2 + 31x + 6? I have trouble when the first number
is something big, like 40.
 Trinomials Squares of Binomials [04/10/2003]

Is the trinomial x squared 2x + 1 the square of a binomial?
 'Un Distributing' Polynomials [01/11/2003]

How can you factor: y^4 + 14y^2 + 49  x^2 ?
 Visual Representation of (a+b)(ab) [03/22/2003]

Is there a way to model (a+b) * (ab)?
 Why Factor? [08/18/2001]

I've been explained the how's, the where's, the what's, but not the WHY.
What is the practical use of factoring?
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