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Understanding how to work confidently with Brackets is important to ensure your success in assessments, tests and exams.

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Exam Ques 1 (GCSE) | Brackets - Expand & Factorise |

Exam Ques 2 (N5) | Brackets & Factorising |

Mind Map 1 | Factorising |

Mind Map 2 | Factorising (PowerPoint) |

PowerPoint 1 | Multiplying Out Single Brackets |

PowerPoint 2 | Multiplying Out Double Brackets |

Theory | Brackets & Equations |

You may be asked to multiply out brackets:

* (2x – 5)(3x + 1)*

* = 6x² + 2x – 15x – 5*

* = 6x² – 13x – 5 *

*Source: N5 Maths, 2014, P1, Q2*

You may be asked to* *factorise:

*Common factor: 2x – 12x² = 2x(1 – 6x)**Difference of 2 squares: 9x² – 64 = (3x + 8)(3x – 8)**Trinomial: 10x² – 13x – 3 = (2x – 3)(5x + 1)*

You may be asked to solve:

* (x + 4)(x – 2) = 0*

* ⇒ x = – 4 or x = 2*

You may be asked to ‘*complete the square*‘:

* x² – 8x + 19 *

* = (x – 4)² – 16 + 19 *

* = (x – 4)² + 3 *

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