# Factoring Quadratic Expressions using the "Box" Method

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Factoring quadratic expressions is an essential skill to learn and remember when it comes to High School level math. When you learn how to factor, the types of problems you are solving are just that: factoring; this means to show an expanded quadratic expression as a product (multiplication) of two factors.

This resource guides you through the process for factoring quadratic expressions with leading coefficient 1 or not equal to 1. It provides a step-by-step approach so students can follow what they should see in every step, instead of seeing the problem already solved and not knowing what they started with, how the initial setup should be, or the correct order to do the steps.

This resource also includes a circuit type practice with 24 problems.

The most common application of factoring is to find the solutions of a quadratic equation. However, in further math courses (Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus), factoring is going to be needed to simplify rational expressions, verify trigonometric identities, solve trigonometric equations, and evaluate limits, to mention just a few types of problems.
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