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## How do you expand a factor?

Expanding From Factored Form

- Expand and simplify x (x2 + 5). We apply the distributive property to the equation to expand and then we simplify the resulting equation. = x (x2 + 5)
- Expand and simplify (x + 2)(x + 3). = (x + 2)(x + 3) = x2 + 2x + 3x + 2(3)
- Expand and simplify (x – 2)(x + 3). = (x – 2)(x + 3)

## How is factoring a polynomial related to expanding a polynomial?

Factoring and expanding are exactly the opposite operation. To factor means to express as a product. To expand means to multiply something out. To expand 5(x+4) means to remove the parentheses and multiply it out: 5x + 20.

## How do you factor polynomials?

Learn how to factor a common factor out of a polynomial expression. For example, factor 6x²+10x as 2x(3x+5)….Factoring out the greatest common factor (GCF)

- Find the GCF of all the terms in the polynomial.
- Express each term as a product of the GCF and another factor.
- Use the distributive property to factor out the GCF.

## What is the difference between expand and factor?

Expanding an algebraic equation means getting rid of the parentheses. In order to remove the parentheses, the value outside the parenthesis is multiplied to each of the values inside the parentheses. On the other hand, factoring out an algebraic equation means adding parentheses to the equation.

## What is not a polynomial?

Polynomials cannot contain fractional exponents. Terms containing fractional exponents (such as 3x+2y1/2-1) are not considered polynomials. Polynomials cannot contain radicals. For example, 2y2 +√3x + 4 is not a polynomial. A graph of a polynomial of a single variable shows nice curvature.

## How do I expand and simplify?

In order to expand and simplify an expression, we need to multiply out the brackets and then simplify the resulting expression by collecting the like terms. Expanding brackets (or multiplying out) is the process by which we remove brackets. It is the reverse process of factorisation.

## How do you expand and simplify 4 brackets?

Expanding brackets

- To expand a bracket means to multiply each term in the bracket by the expression outside the bracket. For example, in the expression 3 ( m + 7 ) , multiply both. and 7 by 3, so:
- Expanding brackets involves using the skills of simplifying algebra. Remember that.
- Expand 4 ( 3 n + y ) .

## How do you calculate polynomials?

Calculating the volume of polynomials involves the standard equation for solving volumes, and basic algebraic arithmetic involving the first outer inner last (FOIL) method. Write down the basic volume formula, which is volume=length_width_height. Plug the polynomials into the volume formula. Example: (3x+2)(x+3)(3x^2-2)

## Is the difference of two polynomials always a polynomial?

The difference of two polynomials will always be a polynomial because subtracting like terms of the form results in more terms of the form . The student may show that for any two terms and (where a and b are real numbers and n is a whole number), .

## What is the GCF of polynomials?

The greatest common factor (GCF) for a polynomial is the largest monomial that is a factor of (divides) each term of the polynomial. Note: The GCF must be a factor of EVERY term in the polynomial.

## How do you factor the expression completely?

To factor an expression, you have to start by factoring out the GCF, or Greatest Common Factor. List the factors of each component of the expression. Here we are interested in finding the natural number factors. The expression x ^2 + 6x + 8 would have factors that look like this: x^ 2: 1 6x: 1, 2, 3,…