# factoring problems

Write out all of the steps

a2 -5a -50

Factor the polynomial completely

18a2 + 3a3 + 36a

Factor the trinomial using the ac method

3a2 -14a + 15

• For the first two factor the polynomials using whatever strategy seems appropriate. State what methods you will use and then demonstrate the methods on your problems, explaining the process as you go. Discuss any particular challenges those particular polynomials posed for the factoring.
• For the final problem make sure you use the â€œac methodâ€ regardless of what the bookâ€™s directions say. Show the steps of this method in your work in a similar manner as how the book shows it in examples.
• Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
• Factor
• GCF
• Prime factors
• Perfect square
• Grouping

Your initial post should be 150-250 words in length.