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- adj. Capable of being factored. For integers synonyms are composite, non-prime.
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For example, after I read a recent post by a Sam Shah about visually representing quadratics to see how many are factorable over integers, I started thinking about some ways to drive that point to students.
Nick drew the distinction between a messy real world where cause and effect and a sense of progress is often unavailable versus a well-typed and easily factorable virtual world experience where folks prefer to recreate.
Find all positive and negative integers b such that the trinomial is factorable.
To equations with 2-variables or simple, factorable quadratics.
Slide 2: (1) Which of the following integral values of k cannot be used to make 4 x2 + kx + 3 factorable?