Homework Tips for Week 5
Division of Polynomials
Division of a polynomial by a monomial...divide each term in the numerator by the term in the denominator and think of the sign as attached to the term.
Finding the Greatest Common Factor
1. Look at the numbers you see in the expression. Could the greatest common numerical factor
be one of them?
Factoring Difference of Squares
1. The expression MUST be two terms, each term must be a perfect
square, and the expression must be a difference of terms.Here are the perfect squares from 1 to 100:
2. We take the square root of the first term and the square root of the last term and the signs in the parentheses must be a plus and a minus.
3. Check your answer by multiplying the binomials using FOIL.
For examples and further explanation see: Student Tutorials- Factoring difference of Squares
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