Many mathematics formulas involve factoring. It makes your (mathematical) life a lot easier if you are confident when factoring complex expressions.
Even though we use decimals more than we use fractions in everyday life, an understanding of fractions is still important in mathematics, especially in algebra.
Overview of this chapter
We start with a reminder on how to expand expressions like (x + y)2 in the Special Products section.
Then we’ll learn how to:
Factor expressions like a2 – b2 in Difference of Squares, followed by…
Factor Trinomials (eg 3a2 + 2ab – b2) then
Factor Cubes like a3 – b3.