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The Factor Theorem

Added: 05 Nov 2018 Contributor: UCD MSC Resource type: Guide/notes

The (x−a) is a factor of the polynomial f(x) if and only if f(a) = 0. This UCD MSC document introduces higher level students to the factor theorem by demonstrating two examples of how it can be used. The examples shown are for higher level students.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: 4. Algebra

Strand unit: 2. Solving Equations

Suggestions for use: Use the notes alongside the video tutorial. Students can use the video independently to increase their confidence in the topic of solving equations.

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  • Asset type: Document
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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