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3.3.6 Journal: Breakdown Ahead Journal Algebra II Sem 1 Points Possible: 20 Name: Breena Welsh Date: 1/5/2021 Scenario: Factoring Special Cases Instructions: View the video found on page 1 of this journal activity. Using the information provided in the video, answer the questions below. Show your work for all calculations. The Students' Conjectures: Teresa and Rico need help with five factoring problems. The first problem is to factor the following polynomial completely: ( x 8 – 6561). Complete the table to summarize what you know about each student's idea. ( 2 points : 1 point for each row of the chart)
Classmate Conjecture Teresa We can use the difference of two squares. Rico 6561 is not a perfect square. Analyze the conjecture: Without factoring the polynomial, who do you think is right? Is 6561 a perfect square? ( 1 point )
Problem 1: Factor the following polynomial completely. ( 3 points: 2 for partial factoring, 1 for final)
Problem 2: 1.