Factoring the difference between two squares

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Factoring the difference between two squares To factor the difference between two squares, (1) find the square root of the first term and the square  root of the second term and (2) express your answer as the product of the sum of the quantities from 
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Unformatted text preview: Step 1 times the difference of those quantities. Example 2 Factor. 1. x 2 144 = ( x + 12)( x 12) Note: x 2 + 144 is not factorable. 2. a 2 b 2 = ( a + b )( a b ) 3. 9 y 2 1 = (3 y + 1)(3 y 1)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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