# Factoring Polynomials Flashcards

1

Q

what is the factoring pattern of a difference of squares

A

(a+b)(a-b)

2

Q

what is the sum of cubes

A

2 perfect cubes being added together

3

Q

what is a difference of cubes

A

2 perfect cubes being subtracted

4

Q

what is the factoring pattern for a sum or difference of cubes

A

a^3 + b^3= (a+-b)(a^2-+ab+b^2)

5

Q

when to use grouping

A

when there are four terms

6

Q

how do you recognize a difference of squares

A

a^2 - b^2