Special Factoring TechniquesMath 114 Week 2Lindsey Weiss
Difference of Two Squares•The difference of two squares is a squared(multiplied by itself) number subtracted from another squared number. Every difference of squares may be factored according to the identity.•The formula = a2– b2= (a + b)(a – b)
*Remember your formulaFormula:a2– b2= (a + b)(a – b)
Sum and Difference of cubes A polynomial in the form a3+ b3is called a sum of cubes.