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__Math Tutoring on Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials__

**Perfect square trinomials** are algebraic expressions with three terms that are created by multiplying a binomial by itself. To **factor a perfect** **square trinomial,** we need to be able to recognize** perfect squares**. So, if we have a **trinomial,** where the first term is a **perfect** **square**, the second term is a **perfect square**, and the middle term is **twice a x b**, it will be a **perfect square trinomial.**

The formula is: **(a + b) ² = a² + 2ab + b². **Because a **perfect-square trinomial** is still a **trinomial,** we follow the steps in the backward **FOIL method of factoring**. However, we must account for one extra step at the very end where we express the answer as a **binomial squared.** While this formula is a time saver, there are several other methods to **factor trinomials** with a leading coefficient not equal to **1,** the **trial-and-error method,** the **grouping method, **and a** method called bottoms up.**

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**Hook Questions:**

*1. **How do you square a binomial?*

*2. **What is a trinomial square?*

*3. **How do you know if it is a perfect square trinomial?*

*4. **What does it mean for a trinomial to be a perfect square?*

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