How do you identify special products when factoring?

1 Answer
Jul 21, 2018

Answer:

You identify special products by their values if its a perfect square or cubes..

Explanation:

For examples;

Difference of two squares is: #x^2 - y^2 = (x + y) (x - y)#

#(x + y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 + 2ab#

#(x - y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 - 2ab#

Note: #(x - y)^2 != x^2 - y^2#

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