Factorising Quadratics | Algebra | Maths | FuseSchool

Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/FuseSchool In this video we’re going to discover how to factorise quadratics. Quadratics are expressions with x² as the highest power. Expanding and factorising are opposites. Factorising means to put into brackets, and with quadratics it is usually 2 brackets (x + 2)(x - 3). Each bracket is a factor. Let's factorise x² + 3x - 10. Start by putting down your two brackets, both with an ‘x’ at the front: (x )(x ). Now look at the number that is on it's own at the end: -10. What multiplies to give negative 10? 2 and 5, or 1 and 10. Which combination of those add to give the number in the middle: + 3? +5, -2. So put these into the brackets. (x + 5)(x - 2). And that is the quadratic factorised. It is really important to check yourself, so quickly expand your answer to double check you’ve factorised correctly. Quadratics that start as x-squared, so with no number in front of the x² are called monic quadratics. Quadratics that have a coefficient in front of the x-squared, like 3x2 are called non-monic quadratics. They are a little harder to factorise. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: info@fuseschool.org

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