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# ZingPath: Polynomial Expressions and Factoring

## Factoring with Difference and Sum Formulas                     Searching for

## Polynomial Expressions and Factoring

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### Lesson Focus

#### Factoring with Difference and Sum Formulas

Algebra-2

You will factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the difference of two squares, the difference of two cubes, and the sum of two cubes.

### Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

• Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the difference of two squares.
• Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the differences of two cubes.
• Factor algebraic expressions that are in the form of the sum of two cubes.

### Everything You'll Have Covered

Factorization is a core algebraic skill that is a prerequisite to nearly every higher mathematics course. It provides a method for solving polynomial equations and simplifying complicated expressions. More abstractly, factorization has deep interpretations in the contexts of algebra, number theory, geometry, or applied mathematics.   ### Tutorial Details

 Approximate Time 25 Minutes Pre-requisite Concepts Students should know the how to calculate the area of a square and the volume of a cube, apply the distributive property, find a common factor for all terms in an algebraic expression, multiply polynomials, and apply the power of a power property of exponents. Course Algebra-2 Type of Tutorial Skills Application Key Vocabulary difference of two cubes, difference of two squares, factoring