# How do you factor a polynomial with 2 terms?

## How do you factor a polynomial with 2 terms?

Step 1: Group the first two terms together and then the last two terms together. Step 2: Factor out a GCF from each separate binomial. Step 3: Factor out the common binomial. Note that if we multiply our answer out, we do get the original polynomial.

What is a method of checking your work when factoring?

1 Answer. You can check your factoring by multiplying them all out to see if you get the original expression. If you do, your factoring is correct; otherwise, you might want to try again.

### How do you factor polynomials step by step?

1. Step 1: Identify the GCF of the polynomial.
2. Step 2: Divide the GCF out of every term of the polynomial.
3. Step 1: Identify the GCF of the polynomial.
4. Step 2: Divide the GCF out of every term of the polynomial.
5. Step 1: Identify the GCF of the polynomial.
6. Step 2: Divide the GCF out of every term of the polynomial.

What is a polynomial function example?

A polynomial function is a function that involves only non-negative integer powers or only positive integer exponents of a variable in an equation like the quadratic equation, cubic equation, etc. For example, 2x+5 is a polynomial that has exponent equal to 1.

## What is one way of checking if you factor the quadratic correctly?

1 Answer. If both the roots satisfy the quadratic equation, then you have factorised it correctly.

What are the methods used in factoring and give examples?

The following factoring methods will be used in this lesson:

• Factoring out the GCF.
• The sum-product pattern.
• The grouping method.
• The perfect square trinomial pattern.
• The difference of squares pattern.

### Which of the following is an example of a polynomial function?

How do you solve polynomial functions?

To solve a polynomial equation, first write it in standard form. Once it is equal to zero, factor it and then set each variable factor equal to zero. The solutions to the resulting equations are the solutions to the original. Not all polynomial equations can be solved by factoring.

## How do you check if the factors of an expression are correct?

What are the steps in solving problems involving polynomial functions?

Solve a quadratic equation by factoring.

1. Write the quadratic equation in standard form,
2. Factor the quadratic expression.
3. Use the Zero Product Property.
4. Solve the linear equations.
5. Check. Substitute each solution separately into the original equation.

### What are the 5 polynomial functions?

Polynomial Functions

Degree of the polynomial Name of the function