Question from Daniel, a student:

I am having trouble factoring equations like 8^2+64^2, I just don't know the correct steps to get the answer.

Daniel,

What you need to recognize is that 8 × 8 = 8^{2} = 64 . thus

8^{2} + 64^{2} = 8^{2} + (8^{2})^{2} = 8^{2}(1 + 8^{2})

Penny