# How do you factor #64x^3 + y^3#?

##### 1 Answer

May 3, 2018

#### Explanation:

This is an example of factoring perfect cubes.

The factor pattern for factoring perfect cubes is always

or

The signs follow the acronym SOAP

First sign is the **SAME** as the expression

Second sign is the **OPPOSITE** of the expression

Third sign is **ALWAYS POSITIVE**

For this problem

So plugging in we get

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