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 Factoring a Quadratic with Fractions [10/08/1999]

How can I factor x^2 + (1/2)x + (1/16)?
 Factoring a Sum of Squares [10/15/2005]

I do not understand why you cannot factor a sum of two squares, but
you can factor a perfect square trinomial.
 Factoring a Trinomial [08/26/1997]

How do you reduce 5k^213k6 / 5k+2 to lowest terms?
 Factoring a Trinomial [08/22/2003]

What is factoring by grouping? When factoring a trinomial, why is it
necessary to write the trinomial in four terms?
 Factoring by Grouping [05/27/1998]

How do you factor 2r^2 + rt  6t^2 ?
 Factoring by Grouping [11/24/1997]

Factor the expression by grouping: xy + ay  bx  ab .
 Factoring by Grouping to Solve a Polynomial Equation [05/26/2005]

How do I solve an equation like x^3 + 3x^2  x  3 = 0 by factoring?
I'm having trouble factoring because of the four terms and the x^3.
 Factoring Cubic Expressions [08/24/2010]

A student wonders how to factor polynomials of odd degrees. Doctor Ian suggests
exponent expansion and prime factorization.
 Factoring Equations with Many Variables [12/12/1996]

XY ( X  Y ) + 3Y (X  Y)^2
 Factoring in General [12/22/1995]

I have never figured out factoring. I can sort of do it but I don't
always get it right. Can you tell me how to factor better?
 Factoring into the Product of Two Trinomials [02/22/2003]

Write as a product of two trinomials with integer coefficients: 6x^2 
xy + 23x  2y^2  6y + 20
 Factoring Polynomials [11/29/1999]

How can I factor 4x^2  36, or x^2 + yz + xy + xz?
 Factoring Polynomials [3/14/1995]

I am having trouble factoring polynomials. I would appreciate it if you
could show me stepbystep instructions with examples.
 Factoring Polynomials [02/08/2003]

Factor: 9y^4 + 12y^2 + 4.
 Factoring Polynomials of Degree 2 [4/8/1996]

I am having a lot of difficulties factoring polynomials of the type:
x^2 + 6x +8 and 3x^2 + 10x +8.
 Factoring Polynomials of Degree 3 [3/17/1996]

Factor completely (x+2)^3 + (x+2)^2.
 Factoring Polynomials Using Substitution [09/26/2001]

I can't get two questions on my own: x^2+10xy+25y^281z^2 and a^46a^
2b^227b^4.
 Factoring Polynomials with Common Expressions [08/20/2005]

A neat way to factor polynomial expressions like 8(x3)  2(x3)² by
taking out a common factor using substitution.
 Factoring Quadratics When a Doesn't = 1 [03/24/2003]

A trick to solving quadratics was presented to me. I was wondering
if there is a proof for it.
 Factoring Quadratic Trinomials [06/02/1998]

Is there a general process I can use to factor equations?
 Factoring Trinomials [04/13/2005]

Help on factoring d^2  33d  280 and a general strategy for factoring
trinomials.
 Factoring Trinomials: 9x^2  42x + 49 [10/15/2002]

I am having a lot of trouble factoring this trinomial: 9x^2  42x +
49.
 Factoring Trinomials by the Grouping Method [12/08/2005]

A discussion and proof of why factoring trinomials by grouping works.
 Factoring Trinomials in Quadratic Equations [02/15/2004]

A discussion of several methods of factoring that can be used to solve
the quadratic equation 15x^2  16x  7 = 0.
 Factoring vs. Simplifying [03/02/2003]

Factor the expression 1+y(1+x)^2(1+xy).
 Factoring (x  1)(x^2  x  2) [11/04/1997]

I don't remember how to factor.
 Factoring x^4 + (x^2)(y^2) + y^4 [04/25/2005]

Is there any mathematical way or pattern to factor the polynomial x^4
+ (x^2)(y^2) + y^4?
 Factorization [03/17/1999]

Can you help me simplify 9b^2  24bc + 16c^2?
 Find a Pair of Factors of AC Whose Sum is B [04/12/2002]

When I was a freshman, I was taught a method called A C Bust B, but I
can't remember it.
 Finding a Single Pair of Factors [02/27/2002]

Factor ax^2  bx  c.
 Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) [03/31/1998]

I need help finding the GCF of terms that include both numbers and
exponential variables.
 Finding the Sum of Solutions of a Polynomial Equation [03/11/2004]

What is the sum of the solutions of x^3 + 2x^2  5x  6 = 0 given that
x = 2 is a solution?
 Fractions and Lowest Terms [07/19/2001]

Simplifying expressions: how do you finish cancelling fractions, and then
what do you multiply? What is the lowest term?
 General Sign Patterns for Factoring Trinomials [04/12/2005]

How do the signs in the trinomial help tell you what signs will be in
each of the two binomials when it's factored?
 Multiplying Algebraic Fractions [11/05/2002]

Factoring quadratic expressions to get binomials that cancel.
 No Difference of Squares [02/08/1997]

Factor 180x^2y  108xy^2 75x^3.
 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?
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