For his second example, he factors ax^2+bx+c differently than I’ve taught. I teach decomposition/grouping/cherry picking. They both yield the same result.

You can also FOIL first, combine like terms and set the equation = 0 then factor & solve.

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# Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

# Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

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For his second example, he factors ax^2+bx+c differently than I’ve taught. I teach decomposition/grouping/cherry picking. They both yield the same result.

You can also FOIL first, combine like terms and set the equation = 0 then factor & solve.

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