Factoring Trinomials using the Berry Method

Before using this method, I recommend that you fully understand how to FOIL and how to factor trinomials. (See math tab for more posts about polynomials and trinomals).

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7 comments:

  1. good video really helped

    - Matt

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  2. This was extremely helpful. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you for the help.This was great!

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  4. Thanks for posting, but this method is NOT helpful. I find it troubling that the instructor responds to a question from a student with "we want to be wrong" while doing the lesson. That resonated with me that even the students were uncomfortable with the method as it was taught. I found several examples where this method does not work, and made the problems more difficult. I rather find a "tool" for a job that works for all jobs and not just a few of them - if you know what I mean.

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    1. Can someone post an example where this method does NOT work? What features of the trinomial make it not a candidate for the method? --Megan

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