Dividing Something Equally. A key time you use factoring is when you must divide something into equal pieces. For example, if 6 people worked together to make brownies, and the pan of brownies yields 24 brownies, it would only be fair if everyone received the same number of brownies.

## How can factoring quadratics be used in real life?

Quadratic equations are actually used in everyday life, as when calculating areas, determining a products profit or formulating the speed of an object. Quadratic equations refer to equations with at least one squared variable, with the most standard form being ax² + bx + c = 0.

## How does factoring in math work?

Factoring is the process by which one tries to make a mathematical expression look like a multiplication problem by looking for factors. Basically, factoring reverses the multiplication process. Factoring can be as easy as looking for 2 numbers to multiply to get another number.

## How is factoring done?

The most common way is to divide the number by its prime divisors until only the number 1 is left. For example, lets complete the prime factorization of the number 24. The number that will be factored is placed in the upper left side of a vertical line. Now we divide 24 by 2.

## Why is mathematical factoring important?

Factoring is a common mathematical process used to break down the factors, or numbers, that multiply together to form another number. Some numbers have multiple factors. Factoring is useful in resolving various numbers-related problems.