How do you factor #4(x+3)^2-9(x-1)^2#?

1 Answer
Feb 14, 2016

Answer:

This can be factored as a difference of squares.

Explanation:

Differences of squares are of the form #a^2-b^2=(a - b)(a + b)#. We can find the factors by finding the square roots of each part of the expression:

#sqrt(4(x+3)^2)=2(x+3)#

#sqrt(9(x-1)^2)=3(x-1)#

Thus, the expression can be factored into:

#= (2(x + 3) - 3(x - 1))(2(x + 3) + 3(x - 1))#

#=(2x+6-3x+3)(2x+6+3x-3)#

#=(9-x)(3+5x)#

Hopefully this helps!