# Factoring Polynomials

## Original question text:

Need help factoring Polynomials?

I´m in need of some help, I have gone to many sites to try to figure out how to do this and i just don't understand. My teacher is unwilling to help and my book just confuses me.. so any help SOON would be much appreciated1. 4x^2 +4-152. 4x^2+4x-243. 2x^2+7x+3Plase help ! ):## How can Algebrator help you with this problem?

Algebrator can easily solve problems such as the one you posted. ItÂ´s a great tool in order to rapidly complete Algebra

assignments.

An example using your equation is described following the link below.

You start by copy-pasting the 1st equation into a new worksheet.

You then have to press the "Solve" button several times in order to obtain a step-by-step solution.

Further simplification is not possible for your first problem, so you will have to open a New Worksheet and copy-paste the second equation.

By pressing the "Solve" button the software will start solving it.

We can press the "Explain" button in order to obtain an explanation for the step involved.

Some Important features are:

1.Flash demos, found under the drop-down menu "Help->Tutors".

The demos are also available online at "https://softmath.com/demos/", where you may simply select any of the ".htm"

files and the demo will play within your browser

2. Wizard button - for example, click the Wizard button and look under the category of "Polynomials" to see the many useful

templates for Polynomial expressions.

3. The Explain button, which provides the mathematical logic involved in the selected step.

You can see the rest of the step-by-step solution process by clicking on the "solve step" button several times.

We need to reduce this fraction

to the lowest terms.

This can be done by dividing out those factors that appear both in the numerator and in the denominator.

In our example, this is the common factor: X

We need to factor the GCF (Greatest Common Factor).

We need to reduce this fraction to the lowest terms.

This can be done by dividing out those factors that appear both in the numerator and in the denominator.

In our example, this is the common factor: x-2

Further simplification is not possible.

Finally, the third problem is entered in a new worksheet.

We need to factor this trinomial by grouping as shown below.

You can see the rest of the step-by-step solution process by clicking on the "solve step" button several times.

We can press the "Explain" button in order to obtain an explanation for the step involved.

Further simplification is not possible.

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