James
Secondary home school 12th grade I cannot figure these out I was wondering if you could help me? I have no one to answer my questions.
A significant part of algebra is "pattern recognition". By that I mean the ability to look at an expression and see some underlying pattern. For example in problem 1 what I see is which is a difference of squares and factors as In other words, Hence Now simplify.
For probmem 3 there is an x Since 8 = 2^{3} this becomes The pattern to recognize this time is that 2^{3}  y^{3} is a difference of cubes that you can factor. Now try problems 4, 5 and 6. You need to look for common factors and "patterns". Cheers,Penny
