Subject: mathematics A30

Name: Kristen

Who is asking: Student

Level: Secondary

Question:

Solve the following using a difference of squares:

4x(squared) minus 4xy plus y(squared) minus m(squared) plus 2m minus 1

Hi Kristen

In mathematics the word "solve" applies to equations and you are being asked to find the value or values of the variable(s) that make the equation true. You don't have an equation so I am going to assume that you want to simplify using a difference of squares. You first need to see that you can write the expression as a difference of squares. To do this notice that

Now you have a difference of squares to factor.

Cheers

Penny

To return to the previous page use your browser's back button.