A Conversation for The Table Method of Factorising Quadratic Expressions
Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation Started conversation May 29, 2002
EGK Posted May 29, 2002
'Factorising' is indeed the commonly used term in the UK (I was a professional mathematician is a former life). The verb associated with 'factorising' is 'factorise', whereas the verb associated with 'factoring' is 'factor', which could be confused with a noun.
the Shee Posted May 29, 2002
I'm an American... And I guess my subeditor was too. *shrug* Had I known that before now, I would have changed the verbs in the entry to fit with British English, but... If the Editors want to change that, it's fine by me. If that's too much work ... Eh.
Thanks for the info.
Ashley Posted May 30, 2002
Just to check, should all the factored become factorised?
the Shee Posted May 30, 2002
I do believe so. From reading it over again, I think that everytime the word is used as a verb, it is in the past tense... But 'factor' by itself always seemed to be a noun. I think.
I'm sorry to be so much trouble, Ashley... Have you changing this, and changing that Bari* reed entry...
Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation Posted May 30, 2002
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