I find it more so of a time sink than actually learning anything when factoring quadratic polynomials with a coefficient attached to
For instance, for any given expression we must find the factors of both A and C. Such is the case in the following expression
combinations to try
L. Is correct
This seems very long and extraneous, is there a more effective manner to factor such problems instead of having to produce a list of all possible combinations? I have a ti83 program that can do this for me, but I would rather not resort to it if it will hurt my math skills later down the road.