Hi,

Quick question.

Say we have a polynomial , one can use FOIL to find the factors.

However, is there a shortcut for doing the opposite.

i.e. I have but want to find the polynomial? What confused me is that will give -12 but so will .

Thanks

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- March 20th 2011, 06:18 AMdumluckShortcut for Factoring Polynomials
Hi,

Quick question.

Say we have a polynomial , one can use FOIL to find the factors.

However, is there a shortcut for doing the opposite.

i.e. I have but want to find the polynomial? What confused me is that will give -12 but so will .

Thanks - March 20th 2011, 06:20 AMjanvdl
- March 20th 2011, 06:46 AMPlato
- March 20th 2011, 06:54 AMdumluck
- March 20th 2011, 07:01 AMPlato
- March 20th 2011, 07:07 AMdumluck