# dash alg ch 5

## 14 terms

### cubic equation

A polynomial equation with a term of degree 3 as its term of highest degree

### factor completely

When a polynomial is expressed as the product of a monomial and one or more prime polynomials

### greatest common factor

The largest factor that evenly divides the number

### irreducible polynomial

A prime polynomial or a polynomial that cannot be expressed as a product of polynomials.

### linear equation

A polynomial equation of degree one

### linear term

A term of degree one

### perfect square trinomial

An expression with three terms that is the square of a binomial

### prime factorization

Expressing a positive integer as a product of primes

### prime number

An integer greater than 1, that has no positive integral factor other than itself and 1

A polynomial equation whose term of highest degree is two

A trinomial whose term of greatest degree is two

A term of degree two

### standard form of a polynomial equation

A form of the equation in which one side is zero and the other is a simplified

### Factor a polynomial

1. Is there a GCF?
2. Is there a pattern? Difference of squares
perfect square trinomial
3. Is the leading Coefficient 1? Find the factor of the last term whose sum is equal to the middle term.
4. Are all of the factors prime? If not, keep on factoring!