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21 08, 2016

## Quadratic Equations By Factoring

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Solving Quadratic Equations with Factors worked examples Solve x2 + 8x + 7 = 0.  (x + 7)(x + 1) = 0 Consider what will multiply to 7 and add to 8 ⇒ 7, 1 x = -7, x = -1 if the question is positive, then the answer is negative so the [...]

21 08, 2016

## Quadratic Equations By Factoring – Harder Case

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Solving Quadratic Equations with Factors: Harder Case worked examples Solve 4x2 + 4x - 15 = 0.  4x2 + 4x - 15 = 0 4x2 + 10x - 6x - 15 = 0 Step 1: multiply the coefficient of x2 by the constant ie 4 × -15 = -60 Step 2: [...]

25 07, 2016

## Factor By Grouping

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Factor By Grouping worked examples further examples harder examples Factorise: 7x - y + 49x2 - y2. = 7x - y  + (7x - y)(7x + y) =(7x - y)[1 + (7x + y)] = (7x - y)(1 [...]

25 06, 2016

## Algebra Fractions Adding And Subtracting

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Algebra Fractions: Adding And Subtracting worked examples Simplify $\frac{x-1}{x+3}+\frac{2x-5}{x+2}$. $=\frac{(x-1)(x+2)}{(x+3)(x+2)}+\frac{(2x-5)(x+3)}{x+3)(x+2)}$ find the LCD (lowest common denominator) this will be: (x + 3)(x + 2) the first term needs to be multiplied by (x + 2) and the second term by (x + 3)  $=\frac{x^2+2x-x-2}{(x+3)(x+2)}+\frac{2x^2+6x-5x-15}{x+3)(x+2)}$ expand the top binomials (do [...]

31 05, 2016

## Quadratic Factors

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Quadratic Factors worked examples Factorise x2 + 6x + 8.  x2 + bx + c = (x + 4)(x + 2) we need to consider the factors of 8 (c): 8 & 1, 4 & 2 which pair of this will add to 6 (b)? 8 + 1 [...]

31 05, 2016

## Harder Quadratic Factors

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Quadratic Factors - Harder Case worked examples Factorise 4x2 + 4x - 15.  Method 1 4x2 + 4x - 15 = 4x2 + 10x - 6x - 15 Step 1: multiply the coefficient of x2 by the constant ie 4 × -15 = -60 Step 2: Consider what will [...]

31 05, 2016

## Quadratic Factors – Harder Case

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Quadratic Factors: Non-Monic (Harder Case)    worked examples Factorise 4x2 + 4x - 15.  Method 1 4x2 + 4x - 15 = 4x2 + 10x - 6x - 15 Step 1: multiply the coefficient of x2 by the constant ie 4 × -15 = -60 Step 2: Consider what [...]

14 09, 2015

## Difference Of Two Squares

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Difference Of Two Squares $a^2-b^2=(a-b)(a+b)$ worked examples Factorise x2 -100. = (x - 10)(x + 10) this is the difference of two squares where the first term is x2 and the second term is 100, which is 102 Factorise y2 -25. this is the difference of two squares [...]

25 08, 2015

## Prime Factors

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Prime Factors Prime factors are factors of a number which are prime numbers only. worked examples Find the prime factors of 12.  12: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 Find the factors of 12 ∴ prime factors are:  2, 3 1, 4, 6 and 12 are not prime numbers. leaving us [...]

25 08, 2015

## Common Factors

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Common Factors Common factors are factors that fit into both of the numbers evenly, without any remainders. worked examples Find the common factors of 12 and 48.  12: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12  Find the factors of 12 48: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48 [...]