Posted by pat on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 4:50pm.
How do you determine if a polynomial is the difference of two squares?

algebra  Reiny, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 5:29pm
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, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 5:36pm
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, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 5:44pm
Pat, reread what Professor Reiny wrote you. Then read it aloud. He answered your question with questions.
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