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rachel1234

  • 3 years ago

x^3-x^2y-xy^2+y^3

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  1. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    what do you want to do? factor this?

  2. blurbendy
    • 3 years ago
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    (x-y)^2(x+y) when simplified.

  3. rachel1234
    • 3 years ago
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    yes, but i need to see the steps to understand it

  4. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    you need to look for common factors the first 2 terms = x^2(x - y)

  5. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    and -xy^2 + y^3 = -y^2(x - y)

  6. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    bring these together we get x^2(x - y) - y^2(x - y) do you follow this so far?

  7. rachel1234
    • 3 years ago
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    yes, thanks

  8. rachel1234
    • 3 years ago
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    do you get (x+y)(x-y)(x-y)?

  9. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    ok so notive that (x-y) is common so we have (x - y) ( x^2 - y^2) now the second parentheses can be factored further (its difference of 2 squares) finally its (x - y)(x - y)(x + y) or (x - y)^2 (x + y)

  10. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    yea you'te right

  11. rachel1234
    • 3 years ago
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    can you help me with one more?

  12. cwrw238
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    sorry gotta go now

  13. rachel1234
    • 3 years ago
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    thanks anyways

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