# Math Help - Changing equation forms

1. ## 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?

2. ## Re: Changing equation forms

Originally Posted by AnnaM1
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 ...

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