Factoring 15b - Difference of 2 Squares part 2

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Lesson Description:

Covers more involved factoring of difference of 2 squares.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you factor the difference of two squares?
  • What is the formula for factoring the difference of squares?
  • How do you factor (2x + 1)^2 - 25?
  • How do you know if you are done factoring?
  • What is the first step when you factor a polynomial?
  • How can you factor 16 - (x - 5)^2 using the difference of two squares formula?
  • Why is (x - 1)(9 - x) the same as -(x - 1)(x - 9)?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson goes into a bit more depth than the previous lesson in showing factoring a difference of squares. The examples in this lesson really help solidify the concepts of factoring. In these complex problems, two different methods are shown -- the difference of squares method is clearly easier.