DeVry MATH114 Week 2 Discussion Latest 2016 November

Subject: Mathematics    / General Mathematics    

Question
Special Factors Techniques (graded)

    As you become more familiar with factoring, you will notice there are some factoring problems that follow specific patterns.These patterns are known as
        a difference of squares;
        a perfect square trinomial;
        a difference of cubes; and
        a sum of cubes.
    Choose one of the four forms above. In your own words, explain the pattern that allows you to recognize the binomial or trinomial as having special factors.Then provide an example of a binomial or trinomial expression that may be factored using the special technique you explained.