Posted by pat on .
How do you determine if a polynomial is the difference of two squares?

algebra 
Reiny,
Is the first term a square?
is the last term a square?
Is there a 'minus' sign between them?
e.g. 25x^2  16
e.g. (x+3)^2  (2y3)^2 
algebra 
pat,
How do you determine if a polynomial is the difference of two squares?
This is the only information given. Sorry there isn't more, thank you for helping. 
algebra 
bobpursley,
Pat, reread what Professor Reiny wrote you. Then read it aloud. He answered your question with questions.

algebra 
pat,
Oh sorry I will do that right now. Thank you.