Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Math in Words... (I)

Explain in your own words... What is factorisation?

21 comments:

  1. Factorising is the reverse of expanding brackets. The first step of factorising an expression is to 'take out' any common factors which the terms have.

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  2. Factorisation is the reverse sequence of expanding an algebraic sentence.

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  3. Factorisation is simplifying an equation to make it easier to do.

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  4. To me,

    Factorisation is finding the Factors and multiplying them together to get an expression.

    THIS IS AN EXAMPLE :D
    It is like "splitting" an expression into a multiplication of simpler expressions.

    Example: factor 2y+6

    Both 2y and 6 have a common factor of 2:

    2y is 2 × y
    6 is 2 × 3
    So you can factor the whole expression into:

    2y+6 = 2(y+3)

    So 2y+6 has been "factored into" 2 and y+3

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  5. Factorisation to me is making the sum more compact and neat, so that one can simply do it.

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  6. Factorisation is to put an algebraic equation into its simplest form.

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  7. Factorisation is like a algebra question with brackets and asking you to solve it, which is working backwards by finding the HCF of two equations.

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  8. factorisation is reversing the expansion of brackets during algebra.

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  9. Factorisation is my words is grouping of the same terms to make it neat and is easier to answer as its clearer.

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  10. Factorisation is the reverse of the distributive law. The highest common factor is term in front of the bracket to be multiplied.

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  11. factorising is the reverse of expanding brackets.You take an expression and find a factor to divide all the terms by.

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  12. I think factorisation is simplifying a sum into the most compact form to make it neater

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  13. Factorisation is my words is grouping of the same terms to make it neat and is easier to answer as its clearer.

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  14. Factorisation is to minimise the size of the equation but the answer will still be the same.

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  15. Factorisation is the reverse order of expanding in an algebraic sentence.

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  16. Factorising is finding the highest common factor and multiplying them. Factorisation is done too make it easier to do big sums.

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  17. Factorisation is the opposite process of expanding brackets.

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  18. Factorisation is putting the expression back into brackets of its HCFs.

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  19. Factorisation is putting the HCF of the equation in front of the bracket. e.g, ab + ac = a(b + c)

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  20. Factorisation is putting the expression back into brackets of its HCFs.

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  21. Factorisation is about putting the HCF outside the bracket then the equation inside the bracket

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