please, need help on factoring - Damon, Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:09am
a^3-b^3 = (a-b)(a^2 + a b + b^2)
-y ( 3x^2+3xy+y^2)
please, need help on factoring - drwls, Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:13am
If you multiply out (x+y)^3 and subtract it, you get rid of the x^3 terms, and then factor out y.
x^3 -(x^3 + 3x^2y + 3xy^2 +y^3)
= -y(3x^2 + 3xy + y^2)
The term in parentheses does not factor with integer coefficients.