# Factor Simple Trinomials for a = 1

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra students learn about factoring simple trinomials for a = 1.

Factoring Polynomials
Students learn that a trinomial in the form x2 + bx + c (where c is positive), such as x2 + 7x + 10, can be factored as the product of two binomials, in this case (x + 5)(x + 2).
The first term in each binomial comes from the factors of x2, x and x.
The second term in each binomial comes from the factors of the constant term, +10, that add to the coefficient of the middle term, +7, which in this case are +5 and +2.

Factoring Trinomials
Students learn that a trinomial in the form x2 + bx + c (where c is negative),

How to factor trinomials with no guessing and no trial and error?

Harder Factoring Trinomials when the Coefficient not 1

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