Factoring out algebraic expressions works just like factoring out a known quantity in that nothing is being removed from the expression it is simply being broken down. If an algebraic expression cannot be factored out, then it is considered prime, just like prime numbers.
You’ll be focusing on three types of factoring for the ISEE:
the difference of two squares
Using Common Factors
Before we try our hand at factoring quadratics, we first need to define what a quadratic is. A quadratic expression is a trinomial that has a very specific structure.
Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 18 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.