1. ## factorizing expression

Factorize

$

= y^6-125 = (y^3)^2 - (5)^3
$

can i factorize it more? thanksss

2. This is difference between two cubes:

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

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

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$y^6 - 125 = (y^2)^3 - (5)^3$

Can you do it now?

3. Hello, jvignacio

Factorize: . $y^6-125$

$(y^3)^2 - (5)^3$ . . . . This is not factored!

For example -- Factor: . $6x + 21$

"Factor" means to express it as a product of two or more expressins.
. . Answer: . $3 \times (2x + 7)$

This is not factored: . $(2)(3)(x) + (3)(7)$
Certainly, parts of it are factored, but it is still a sum of two expressions.

We have: . $y^6 - 125 \;=\;(y^2)^3 - (5)^3$ . . . difference of cubes!

. . You are expected to know that: . $a^3 -b^3 \:=\:(a-b)(a^2 + ab +b^2)$

Therefore: . $(y^2)^3 - (5)^3 \;=\;(y^2 - 5)(y^4 + 5y^2 + 25)$