Factoring—not to be confused with fictioning—has a bunch of different methods. Check them out in this video.
|Polynomials and Rational Expressions||Factoring|
Mike from Minnesota – 2, 3 and 4 are factors of 24… fact or fiction?
<<Mike voice>> Um… uh… fiction?
What – OWWWW! <<end of voice>> Ooh, no, so sorry to have to do that to you.
Unfortunately for you, all three are factors.
24 is divisible by 2 – it’s an even number so that one should have been easy.
24 divided by 3 is 8, so that one’s a factor as well.
And 4 divides evenly into 24 as well… strike three, you’re out.
<<Mike voice>> OWW! Hey! What was that for? <<end of voice>>
Ya know, I’m not really sure. Sometimes I just get this twitch.
Okay, Michelle from Montana – 2, 3 and 4 are factors of 17… fact or fiction?
<<Michelle voice>> Fiction?
That is absolutely correct! 17 is an odd number, so you know 2 and 4 won’t make the cut.
And it turns out 3 wasn’t invited to the party either.
<<Michelle voice>> Yay me! What do I win? <<end of voice>>
Your prize is… that you’re not Mike.
<<Mike voice>> OWWW! Ooh… you know what that sound means!
<<Audience: LIGHTNING ROUND!!>>
That’s right! Okay, Mike and Michelle – ready? Here we go.
7 is a factor of 13, fact or fiction?
Correct! 6 is a factor of 28, fact or fiction?
Incorrect! 3 is a factor of 300, fact or fiction?
Oooh, that’s incorrect.
<<Mike>> OWW! Stop DOING that! I didn’t even hit my buzzer!
5 is a factor of 16, fact or fiction?
<<Mike>> OWW! She got it RIGHT!!! OWWW!
Ah, that sound means we’re out of time here at Fact or Fiction…
See you next time… as we play the game that has no winners – only pain!
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