# Factoring Quadratics a = 1 w/ Box Method

Factor the given quadratic trinomial into two linear binomials. The area model is provided to assist you and the game will check your model as you adjust it. Remember that when you multiply linear binomials using the area model, the terms of the quadratic trinomial show up in predictable places. The quadratic term shows up in the top left and the constant term shows up in the top right. Also remember that this area model has a very special property. When fully assembled both diagonal areas should have the same product, and the sum of the diagonal areas in the top right and bottom left should be equal to the linear term of the trinomial. Using these properties you can figure out what the length and width of the box would have to be and this would result in your two linear binomial factors.

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