Factor Difference of Squares
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Videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra 1 students learn how to factor the difference of squares.
What is Difference of Two Squares?
A binomial in the form a2
is called the difference of two squares.
How to factor a Difference of Two Squares?
= (a + b)(a - b)
Factor the Difference of Two Squares
This math lesson covers how to factor the difference of two squares by recognizing the pattern a2
= (a + b)(a - b). A simple example is provided. A second, extended example includes a multi-step factoring problem.
Example 1: Factor 4x2
Example 2: Factor 5x3
Difference of Two Squares
Students learn that a binomial in the form a2
is called the difference of two squares, and can be factored as (a + b)(a - b).
Factoring Difference of Squares
Factoring difference of squares
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