Hey math friends! In this post, we are going to go over Factor by Grouping, one of the many methods for factoring a quadratic equation. There are so many methods to factor quadratic equations, but this is a great choice, for when a is greater than 1. Also, if you need to review different types of factoring methods, just check out this link

here. Stay curious and happy calculating! 🙂
Before we go any further, let’s just take a quick look at what a quadratic equation is:

Usually, we can just find the products, the sum, re-write the equation, solve for x, and be on our merry way. But if you notice, there is something special about the question below. The coefficient “a” is greater than 1/. This is where factor by grouping comes in handy!

Now that we know why and when we need to factor by grouping lets take a look at our Example:

**Factor By Grouping:** Hard to solve? No. Hard to remember? It can be, just remember to practice, practice practice! Also, if you are in need of a review of other methods of factoring quadratic equations, click this link here.

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