My apologies.

64a^3 + b^3

___________

16 a^2 - b^2

Divided by

16a^2b^2 - 4ab^3 + b^4

_______________________

4a^2 - ab + 12a - 3b

Sorry I don't know how to use the math function yet.

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- June 9th 2006, 12:21 AMsstrSimplifying this fraction
My apologies.

64a^3 + b^3

___________

16 a^2 - b^2

Divided by

16a^2b^2 - 4ab^3 + b^4

_______________________

4a^2 - ab + 12a - 3b

Sorry I don't know how to use the math function yet. - June 9th 2006, 02:17 AMSoroban
Hello, sstr!

A fascinating problem:types of factoring are required.*four*

Quote:

Sum of Cubes: .

Difference of Squares: .

Common factors: .

Grouping: .

The problem becomes: .

. . . which reduces to: .