Factoring is the process of finding the factors of a given number or expression. The factors of a number are the numbers that can be multiplied together to get that number. In algebra, factoring involves breaking down an algebraic expression into simpler terms by finding its factors.

There are several methods for factoring algebraic expressions, including:

**Common Factor:**Finding the greatest common factor of all the terms in the expression and factoring it out.**Factoring by Grouping:**Grouping the terms in the expression and factoring out common factors from each group.**Factoring Trinomials:**Factoring quadratic trinomials of the form ax^{2}+ bx + c into two binomial factors.**Difference of Squares:**Factoring expressions of the form a^{2}- b^{2}.**Factoring by Substitution:**Substituting a variable to simplify the expression before factoring.

When approaching factoring problems, consider the following steps:

**Identify the Type:**Determine which method of factoring is appropriate for the given expression.**Look for Common Factors:**Check if there are any common factors that can be factored out of the expression.**Factor by Grouping:**If the expression has four terms, consider factoring by grouping.**Use Special Factorization:**Be on the lookout for special forms such as perfect squares, the difference of squares, or perfect cubes.**Check for Patterns:**Look for patterns or familiar forms that can help in factoring the expression.

Practice factoring problems regularly to improve your skills and familiarity with different factoring techniques.

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Diameter of Circle Worksheet/Answer key

Diameter of Circle Worksheet/Answer key

Diameter of Circle

Geometry (NCTM)

Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

Use geometric models to represent and explain numerical and algebraic relationships.

Measurement (NCTM)

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Select and apply techniques and tools to accurately find length, area, volume, and angle measures to appropriate levels of precision.

Develop and use formulas to determine the circumference of circles and the area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and circles and develop strategies to find the area of more-complex shapes.

Connections to the Grade 6 Focal Points (NCTM)

Measurement and Geometry: Problems that involve areas and volumes, calling on students to find areas or volumes from lengths or to find lengths from volumes or areas and lengths, are especially appropriate. These problems extend the students' work in grade 5 on area and volume and provide a context for applying new work with equations.