Lesson goal: Factor a polynomial
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We've developed a function called
that knows how to factor most
polynomial-type expressions. This means figuring out, for example, that
$4x^2-4x-3$ is equal to $(2x+1)(2x-3)$.
function here is use a lot like the
from this past lesson
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Now you try. Try factoring just about any expression you can find in your algebra book, and see what you get.
Type your code here:
This example will factor $4x^2-4x-3$. You might also try factoring: