Factorisation in Maths
Factoring an algebraic expression means writing a given expression as the product of its factors. These factors can be numbers, variables, or algebraic expressions. For coefficients, number means dividing into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number.
Factorisation in Algebra:
1, 2, 6, and 12 are all divisors of 12 because they divide 12 evenly. This is an important algebraic process, used to simplify expressions, simplify fractions, and solve equations. Also called algebraic factorization.
Methods of factorisation:
There are four methods to factorise algebraic expressions.
- Common factors method
- Regrouping terms method
- Factorisation using identities
- Factors of the form (x+a) (x+b)
Middle Term Break
In the middle term break, the middle term is split into two factors x term is the sum of two factors, and the product is equal to the last term.