How would I factor 2(x^2 + y^2) to this x^2 + 2xy + y^2 + x^2 - 2xy + y^2. I know they are equal but I don't see a path to get there.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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- October 31st 2012, 12:47 AMnicnicmanFactoring sum of two squares
How would I factor 2(x^2 + y^2) to this x^2 + 2xy + y^2 + x^2 - 2xy + y^2. I know they are equal but I don't see a path to get there.

Thanks for any suggestions. - October 31st 2012, 01:42 AMPaulAdrienMauriceDiracRe: Factoring sum of two squares
- October 31st 2012, 01:52 AMnicnicmanRe: Factoring sum of two squares
Yes, I do. Thank you.