# 7: Factoring

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- 7.4: Factor Special Products
- The strategy for factoring we developed in the last section will guide you as you factor most binomials, trinomials, and polynomials with more than three terms. We have seen that some binomials and trinomials result from special products—squaring binomials and multiplying conjugates. If you learn to recognize these kinds of polynomials, you can use the special products patterns to factor them much more quickly.

- 7.6: Quadratic Equations
- We have already solved linear equations, equations of the form ax+by=c . In linear equations, the variables have no exponents. Quadratic equations are equations in which the variable is squared.