POLQ 2 | Lesson 1 | Try This! (Special Patterns)

Try This!

Special Patterns

Multiply the following: Symbolically and by drawing an area model

  1. \((x-2)(x-2)\)
  2. \((x+3)^2\)
  3. \((a+b)^2\)
  4. \((a-b)^2 \)

What patterns did you observe?

Multiply the following:

  1. \((x-2)(x^2+2x+4)\)
  2. \((x+3)(x^2-3x+9)\)
  3. \((a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)\)
  4. \((a-b)(a^2+ab-b^2)\)

What pattern did you observe?

How might this help you with factoring special cases?


Check solutions here.

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