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• On pages 345-6 and 353 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, there are many factoring problems. You will find your assignment in the following table.

Pick a Letter,

I picked letter “O”

On Page 345-6

Do the Following Problems 72 and 104

72. ?a3?100 104. ?4w3?16w2 + 20w

On Page 353

Do the Following Problem

Problem 38

15x^2-7x-2

For the problems on page 345-6, factor the polynomials using whatever strategy seems appropriate. State what methods you will use and then demonstrate the methods on your problems, explaining the process as you go. Discuss any particular challenges those particular polynomials posed for the factoring.

• For the problem on page 353 make sure you use the “ac method” regardless of what the book’s directions say. Show the steps of this method in your work in a similar manner as how the book shows it in examples.

• Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):

o Factor

o GCF

o Prime factors

o Perfect square

o Grouping