The greatest common factor of two numbers is the greatest number that both of the original numbers can be divided by evenly.

linear factors

linear factors

Linear factors are expressions of the form where and are real numbers.

Polynomial

Polynomial

A polynomial is an expression with at least one algebraic term, but which does not indicate division by a variable or contain variables with fractional exponents.

Quadratic Formula

Quadratic Formula

The quadratic formula states that for any quadratic equation in the form , .

Quadratic Polynomials

Quadratic Polynomials

A quadratic polynomial is a polynomial of the 2nd degree, in other words, a polynomial with an term.

Trinomial

Trinomial

A trinomial is a mathematical expression with three terms.

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This lesson covers factoring quadratics when the leading coefficient is not one.