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.

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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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Related Topics: Factoring Trinomials

* Example: *

Factor the following trinomials:

a) *e*^{2}* − *6*ef + *9*f*^{2
}b) 2*x*^{2} + 7*xy* *−* 15*y*^{2}

* Solution: *

a) *e*^{2 }*−* 6*ef + *9*f*^{2}* = *(*e* *−* 3*f*)^{}^{2 }*
*b) 2

Factor trinomials with two variables and a = 1

Some strategies to factorize trinomials that have a = 1

Factor Trinomials - Two Variables

Using the reverse FOIL or trial and error method.

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