Examples, solutions, videos, and lessons to help High School students learn to use the
structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For
example, see x4
, thus recognizing it as a difference
of squares that can be factored as (x2
Suggested Learning Targets
- Use factoring techniques such as common factors, grouping, the
difference of two squares, the sum or difference of two cubes,
or a combination of methods to factor completely.
- Simplify expressions including combining like terms, using
the distributive property and other operations with polynomials.
Common Core: HSA-SSE.A.2
The following diagram shows the formula and some examples for factoring difference of perfect squares. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions of factoring difference of perfect squares.
Difference of Two Squares
Factoring the Difference of Two Perfect Squares
Factoring an expression with two perfect squares (like x-squared
Factoring difference of squares.
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares - Ex 1.
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares - Ex 2.
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares - Ex 3.
Factoring a Difference of Squares
This video explains how to factor a difference of squares.
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