# How do you factor #-49 + y^6#?

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May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

Problem: Factor

Rewrite the equation as

This is an example of the difference of squares:

May 31, 2015

This is as far as you can go with rational coefficients.

If you are allowed real coefficients:

and

For shorthand I will write