# 5.1: Factoring When the Leading Coefficient Equals 1

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Binomial

A binomial is an expression with two terms. The prefix 'bi' means 'two'.Coefficient

A coefficient is the number in front of a variable.constant

A constant is a value that does not change. In Algebra, this is a number such as 3, 12, 342, etc., as opposed to a variable such as*x, y*or

*a*.

factor

Factors are the numbers being multiplied to equal a product. To factor means to rewrite a mathematical expression as a product of factors.Factoring

Factoring is the process of dividing a number or expression into a product of smaller numbers or expressions.FOIL

FOIL is an acronym used to remember a technique for multiplying two binomials. You multiply the FIRST terms, OUTSIDE terms, INSIDE terms, and LAST terms and then combine any like terms.Quadratic Equation

A quadratic equation is an equation that can be written in the form , where , , and are real constants and .Trinomial

A trinomial is a mathematical expression with three terms.### Image Attributions

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This lesson covers factoring quadratics when the leading coefficient is 1.

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Mar 12, 2013
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Sep 07, 2016
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