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Squaring Binomials
Part of the solving process for these problems involves squaring a binomial. While students can certainly multiply it out, it's hoped that they will be able to correctly apply the formula for a binomial squared. Other steps are required as well.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Algebra: Polynomials
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   High School: Polynomials
NCTM Standards:
   Algebra Standard for Grades 9-12

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Three Consecutive Integers - Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Use a variable to explain an interesting relationship that can be found between three consecutive integers. ... more>>

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