It will help you factor polynomials










Reversedistribute the largest number that evenly divides all coefficients and the smallest degree of each variable.
 YES

Is there a Greastest Common Factor amongst all the terms?
 NO

Are there four terms?
 YES

Use Factoring by Grouping (section 6.1)


Repeat at step 1 for each factor.





NO






 

Are there three terms?
 YES

Is the lead coeffiecient 1?
 YES

Do "reverse FOIL". find the factors of the last term that add to the middle term.





NO


NO



Are each A and B a square?
 YES

Is it a difference?
 NO

Are there two terms?


Do either "reverse FOIL" factors of the outside that cross to add to the middle, OR Tri by Grouping.


Repeat at step 1 for each factor.

YES


NO







Factors are (A+B)(AB)


The polynomial is prime.

 

Repeat at step 1 for each factor.

 









Repeat at step 1 for each factor.

 
 
 
 










 
 
 
 










 
 
 
 








