How do you factor m - m^3?

Jul 12, 2016

$m \left(1 + m\right) \left(1 - m\right)$

Explanation:

The first step with any factoring s to look for a common factor. In this case there is an $m$ in each term.

Divide it out to get: $m \left(1 - {m}^{2}\right)$

This leads to difference of 2 squares:

$m \left(1 + m\right) \left(1 - m\right)$