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Do you remember what trinomials are? Trinomials are when you have three terms in a mathematical problem. When you are then asked to “factor” a trinomial, “factoring” tells you that you need to multiply them. However, how do you do that when the problem clearly shows addition?
When factoring trinomials what you are really doing is working backwards. In other words, what two binomial groupings when multiplied together will give you the trinomial problem. Before we get to solving that, you need a quick refresher on the FOIL system. Do you remember that system?
FOIL stands for: first, outer, inner and last. In other words, it is how you multiply two binomial factors. Let’s look at the following example below.