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Factor Trinomials with Two Variables




 
How to factor Trinomials with two variables? Sometimes a trinomial may consists of two variables. We can factor the trinomial in a similar way as if it has only one variable. We can use the trial and error method (reverse FOIL method), the grouping method or the AC method.

Related Topics: Factoring Trinomials

Example:

Factor the following trinomials:
a) e26ef + 9f2
b) 2x2 + 7xy 15y2

Solution:

a) e2 6ef + 9f2 = (e 3f)2
b) 2x2 + 7xy 15y2 = (2x 3y)(x + 5y)

Videos

The following videos show how to factor trinomials with two variables.

Factor trinomials with two variables and a = 1
Some strategies to factorize trinomials that have a = 1



Factor trinomial containing two variables
Factor trinomial containing two variables


 
Factor trinomial with two variables, gcf then grouping
Factoring a trinomial with two variables using the AC Method


Factor Trinomials - Two Variables
Using the reverse FOIL or trial and error method.

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