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SPECIAL FACTORING STRATEGIESNatalie Nogales
FACTOR A DIFFERENCE IN SQUARESFORMULA: a2+b2=(a+b)(a-b) or (a-b)(a+b)Determine what numbers squares will produce the resultDetermine if they can be factored any further
EXAMPLE!!x2-36Factor the formula. Figure out what squares will equal x2and what squared equals 36.In this case, only 6 squared equals 36(x+6)(x-6) or (x-6)(x+6)**determine if the factors can be factored further if not the answer remains the same**
FACTOR DIFFERENCE IN CUBESFORMULA: a3-b3=(a+b)(a2+ab+b2)Explanation: x3-1253HINT: Factor as a biniomial factor and trinomial factor
EXPLANATION CONTINUED..x3-1253= x3-53= (x-5)(x2+5x+52)= (x-5)(x2+5x+25)this is your final answer!!!
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