Factors are “things being multiplied”, e.g. 2 and 3 are factors of 6.
Factoring polynomials like 5×2 + 15 above is one of the most challenging algebra topics, especially for students with special needs. 56 more words
It’s not like evaluating polynomial is something that comes up that frequently in the average programmer’s day. In fact, almost never, but it brings up a number of interesting questions, such as, how do we evaluate it very efficiently and how much of a simplification in the computation is actually a simplification? 215 more words