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    Changing equation forms

    If x^3 − 8 is factored into the form
    (x + a)(x^2 + b x + c)
    what are the values of a, b, c?
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    Re: Changing equation forms

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaM1 View Post
    If x^3 − 8 is factored into the form
    (x + a)(x^2 + b x + c)
    what are the values of a, b, c?
    note the factoring pattern for the difference of two cubes ...

    p^3 - q^3 = (p-q)(p^2 + pq + q^2)
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