Discussion:  All Topics in Algebra 
Topic:  Factoring Quadratics 
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Subject:  RE: Factoring Quadratics 
Author:  lrbrock 
Date:  Jan 24 2011 
9x^2 + 12x + 4
36  6

12  6 9/6 9/6
3/2 3/2
(3x + 2) (3x + 2)
1. Leading coefficient times last constant
2. Factors of this term that add to middle term
3. Put leading coefficient in numerator and first solution in denominator
4. Repeat for second solution
5. Reduce fractions if possible
6. Numerator is x, denominator is constant
 
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