Hi, can someone show me how to solve the expression x^6 - y^6?

It must be done 2 ways: A) Treating it as adifferent of squaresand B) Treating it as adifference of cubes

I'm really confused. Thanks for help!!

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- Oct 13th 2009, 07:58 PMMATHDUDE2How to solve Difference of Cubes?
Hi, can someone show me how to solve the expression x^6 - y^6?

It must be done 2 ways: A) Treating it as a**different of squares**and B) Treating it as a**difference of cubes**

I'm really confused. Thanks for help!! - Oct 13th 2009, 08:03 PMmr fantastic
- Oct 13th 2009, 08:20 PMMATHDUDE2
- Oct 13th 2009, 08:27 PMmr fantastic
- Oct 13th 2009, 08:42 PMMATHDUDE2
For A) I understand why would factor and but where is the coming from?

For B) I know where the is coming from (difference of cubes, [a-b]) but where is the and coming from? I kind of understand the trinomial part given that . But other than that, I'm pretty much lost. - Oct 13th 2009, 08:48 PMmr fantastic