# Factorising: How to do it (BASIC)

A simple presentation on how to factorise. Simples.

- Created by: jakob
- Created on: 07-03-12 20:50

## Slides in this set

### Slide 1

FACTORISING

How to do it. And stuff...…read more

### Slide 2

1. The Simple Stuff

When we're factorising the basic things, we

usually have a basic addition sum, with a few

seemingly nonessential letters like "x" or "y"

thrown in. These letters, are in fact, quite

necessary for the factorisation (Or else it

would be just a plain ol' addition sum.). Here's

an example of a factorising sum: 6x + 6y.

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### Slide 3

Now you're probably thinking, from the

example, WHAT!? Math, with numbers AND

letters!? SORCERY! These letters are in fact,

not threatening or anything like that, they just

have the potential for being incredibly

confusing. Now. Onto how to actually factorise.

The first thing we need to do is group the

letters and the numbers into their own little

areas of the sum. Here's how. You need to first,

find what's common on each side of the

symbol, in this case, the symbol is "+". Find

what's common on each side and write it

down.…read more

### Slide 4

The common "factor" as they are called, is the

number "6". Right. Write that down and open

a bracket. What you should see now is: "6(".

What we now have is a "6" and an open

bracket. We also have an "x" a "+" and a "y".

We need to utilise these in our sum.

To do this, you need only just write them into

the bracket, resulting in "6(x + y)" That's it. The

factorisation has been completed. Whoop de

doo.…read more

### Slide 5

Now, that sum seemed simple, didn't it? With

enough practice, the simplest form of

factorising can become almost automatic.

Factorising, as with every single piece of math

will inevitably become significantly more

complicated and confusing. For now, though,

we'll stick to the simple stuff.…read more

### Slide 6

2. The Slightly less Simple Stuff

As previously stated, Factorising will become

inevitably more complicated. I'll go along, showing

the easiest to the hardest types of factorising I

know. Let's continue.

Approximately 63.295% of Factorising sums will

not be just two letters, two numbers and a symbol.

Here's an example of one of the 63.295%: 7a 21.…read more

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# Factorising: How to do it (BASIC)

A simple presentation on how to factorise. Simples.

- Created by: jakob
- Created on: 07-03-12 20:50

## Slides in this set

### Slide 1

FACTORISING

How to do it. And stuff...…read more

### Slide 2

1. The Simple Stuff

When we're factorising the basic things, we

usually have a basic addition sum, with a few

seemingly nonessential letters like "x" or "y"

thrown in. These letters, are in fact, quite

necessary for the factorisation (Or else it

would be just a plain ol' addition sum.). Here's

an example of a factorising sum: 6x + 6y.

b e r>', it

: < n um a red

`p q u

o u see e four s

T : If y r , lik r e ' s no

HI N p ow e T he oint.

ns a e t c. e r P

mea e cubed, rs in Pow

re e

or th n for pow ...

io ic

funct what Iron

e

Som…read more

### Slide 3

Now you're probably thinking, from the

example, WHAT!? Math, with numbers AND

letters!? SORCERY! These letters are in fact,

not threatening or anything like that, they just

have the potential for being incredibly

confusing. Now. Onto how to actually factorise.

The first thing we need to do is group the

letters and the numbers into their own little

areas of the sum. Here's how. You need to first,

find what's common on each side of the

symbol, in this case, the symbol is "+". Find

what's common on each side and write it

down.…read more

### Slide 4

The common "factor" as they are called, is the

number "6". Right. Write that down and open

a bracket. What you should see now is: "6(".

What we now have is a "6" and an open

bracket. We also have an "x" a "+" and a "y".

We need to utilise these in our sum.

To do this, you need only just write them into

the bracket, resulting in "6(x + y)" That's it. The

factorisation has been completed. Whoop de

doo.…read more

### Slide 5

Now, that sum seemed simple, didn't it? With

enough practice, the simplest form of

factorising can become almost automatic.

Factorising, as with every single piece of math

will inevitably become significantly more

complicated and confusing. For now, though,

we'll stick to the simple stuff.…read more

### Slide 6

2. The Slightly less Simple Stuff

As previously stated, Factorising will become

inevitably more complicated. I'll go along, showing

the easiest to the hardest types of factorising I

know. Let's continue.

Approximately 63.295% of Factorising sums will

not be just two letters, two numbers and a symbol.

Here's an example of one of the 63.295%: 7a 21.…read more

### Slide 7

### Slide 8

### Slide 9

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- Basic Algebra Question »
- Numeracy and Literacy Test?? (before admission) »
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- Times Tables? »
- basic quadratic equation »
- Mr M's Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Linear 1MA0 Higher Tier ... »
- How do i stop overcomplicating everything? »
- what do you do in the first year for AS Maths(year 12)? »

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