# How do you factor #x^8 - 1 #?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Using the difference of squares equation,

I can determine the answer based on the facts that

If we wanted to check this, we would need to expand the answer that we have gained using FOIL (First Outer Inner Last).

I will demonstrate the steps below:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Final expanded form:

Which can then cancel the