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

Try This!

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:

5). \((x – 2)(x^2 + 2x + 4)\)

6. \((x + 3)(x^2-3x + 9)\)

7.  \((a+ b)(a^2-ab+b^2)\)

8. \((a-b)(a^2+ab-b^2)\)

What pattern did you observe?

How might this help you with factoring special cases?


Check solutions here.

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