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How do you determine if a polynomial is the difference of two squares?

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    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 - (2y-3)^2

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    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.

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    Pat, reread what Professor Reiny wrote you. Then read it aloud. He answered your question with questions.

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    Oh sorry I will do that right now. Thank you.

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