FACTORING EXPRESSIONS INVOLVING RATIONAL EXPONENTS
● Difference of squares:
● Difference of cubes:
● Sum of cubes:
● Remember that you can always check your factoring by multiplication.
● Always look for the greatest common factor (GCF) first.
● Remember that an expression containing four terms will most likely factor by grouping.
Common Mistakes to Avoid:
● Remember to factor out the variable to its smallest exponent.
● Do NOT forget to carry your GCF all the way to the end of the problem.