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### Algebraic expressions

Factorising expressions quadratics Video transcript In this video I want to do a bunch of examples of factoring a second degree polynomial, which is often called a quadratic. Sometimes a quadratic polynomial, or just a quadratic itself, or quadratic expression, but all factorising expressions means is a second degree polynomial.

Factorising expressions something that's going to have a variable raised to the second power. In this case, in all of the examples we'll do, it'll be x.

So let's say I have the quadratic expression, x squared plus 10x, plus 9. And I want to factor it factorising expressions the product of two binomials. How do we do that?

Well, let's just think about what happens if we were to take x plus a, and multiply that by x plus b. If we were to multiply these factorising expressions things, what happens?

## Factoring quadratic expressions: how to walkthrough (video) | Khan Academy

Well, we have a little bit of experience doing this. This will be x times x, which is x squared, plus x times b, which is bx, plus a times x, plus a times b-- plus ab.

Or if we want to add these two in the middle right here, because factorising expressions both coefficients of x. We could right this as x squared plus-- I can write it as b plus a, or a plus b, x, plus factorising expressions.

### Factorising an algebraic expression

So in general, if we assume that this is factorising expressions product of two binomials, we see that this middle factorising expressions on the x term, or you could say the first degree coefficient there, that's going to be the sum of our a and b.

And then the constant term is going to be the product of our a and b. Notice, this would map to this, and this would map to this.

And, of course, this is the same thing as this. So can we somehow pattern match this to that?

## BBC Bitesize - GCSE Maths - Algebraic expressions - Edexcel - Revision 9

Is there some a and factorising expressions where a plus b is equal to 10? And a times b is equal to 9? Well, let's just think about it a little bit. What are the factors of 9?

### Factorising

What are the things that a and b could be equal to? And we're assuming that everything is an integer.

factorising expressions And normally when we're factoring, especially when we're beginning to factorising expressions, we're dealing with integer numbers. So what are the factors of 9? They're 1, 3, and 9. Now, if it's a 3 and a 3, then you'll have 3 plus that doesn't equal So it does work.

## Factorising Quadratics, Maths First, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University

So a could be equal to 1, and b factorising expressions be equal to 9. So we could factor this as being x plus 1, times x plus 9. And if you multiply these two out, using the skills we developed in the last few videos, you'll see that it is indeed x squared plus 10x, plus 9.

So when you see something like this, when the coefficient on the x squared term, or the leading coefficient on this quadratic is a 1, you can just say, all right, what two numbers add up to this coefficient right here?

Factorising expressions those same two numbers, when you take their product, factorising expressions to be equal to 9.