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    factoring basic college algebra problem

    cant figure this one out. just need to factor it
    8r^3 - 27

    ive got to

    (2r)^3 - 3^3
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    Quote Originally Posted by siberianfog View Post
    cant figure this one out. just need to factor it
    8r^3 - 27

    ive got to

    (2r)^3 - 3^3
    the factoring format for the difference (and sum) of two cubes should be in your text ...

    a^3 - b^3 = (a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2)
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