Factoring Special Cases

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Taught by MrRutter
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to factor special cases of polynomials, such as the difference and sum of squares and cubes. The instructor breaks down each case and shows how to factor them using a specific pattern. They also caution that sometimes the factoring process needs to be done multiple times until the problem can no longer be factored. Overall, this is an informative lesson that will help you master factoring special cases.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to factor special cases of polynomials such as sums and differences of squares and cubes.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor a difference of squares?
  • How do you factor and what are the formulas for a sum or difference of cubes?
  • How do you factor a^2 - b^2?
  • How do you factor a^3 + b^3?
  • How do you factor a^3 - b^3?
  • How do you factor x^4 - 16?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson on factoring special cases of polynomials is usually learned at the end of a factoring unit in either basic or Advanced Algebra. This lesson is taught clearly and understandably in a way that makes sense.