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Factor 16x^3-2 completely.
 

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Factor 16x^3-2 completely.
16x^3 - 2 = 2(8x^3 - 1) and note that 8x^3 - 1 = (2x)^3 - 1^3 which can be easily factorised using the difference of two cubes formula.