# How do you factor a^2b^5 - a^5b^2?

${a}^{2} {b}^{5} - {a}^{5} {b}^{2} = {a}^{2} \cdot {b}^{2} \cdot \left({b}^{3} - {a}^{3}\right) = {a}^{2} \cdot {b}^{2} \cdot \left(b - a\right) \cdot \left({b}^{2} + a b + {b}^{2}\right)$