Thread: Factoring Special Products.. Not much.

1. Factoring Special Products.. Not much.

This stuff is really getting annoying, pretty much in class we keep doing these "Factoring Special Products." Which is just annoying!

2 Problems.

1. x^6 - y^6

2. x^3y^3 + z^3

It's so annoying for me, .

2. Originally Posted by Kenlen83
1. x^6 - y^6
This is a difference of squares:

$x^6-y^6=\left(x^3\right)^2-\left(y^3\right)^2$

Factor, and you will then have a sum and difference of cubes.

2. x^3y^3 + z^3
This is a sum of cubes:

$x^3y^3+z^3=(xy)^3+z^3.$