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8-31.

Factor the following quadratic expressions, if possible.

Review online help for problem 8-17.

  1. Use a generic rectangle and a diamond to solve.

    Generic Diamond Problem. Left negative 2 k, Right negative 10 k, Top 20 k squared. Bottom negative 12 k.

  1. Insert a between the and the .

  1. Parts (a) through (c) are trinomials while part (d) is a binomial, yet they are all quadratics. What makes each of them a quadratic?

  • What the highest power of the variable in each of the problems?