How Do You Factor a Polynomial Using Sum of Cubes?

How Do You Factor a Polynomial Using Sum of Cubes?

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Factoring a binomial involving addition? Can you rewrite each term as a cubed expression? Then you have a sum of cubes problem! Learn how to identify and factor a sum of cubes problem by watching this tutorial.

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Background Tutorials

Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.

You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!

Polynomials are those expressions that have variables raised to all sorts of powers and multiplied by all types of numbers. When you work with polynomials you need to know a bit of vocabulary, and one of the words you need to feel comfortable with is 'term'. So check out this tutorial, where you'll learn exactly what a 'term' in a polynomial is all about.

Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

If you learn about algebra, then you'll see polynomials everywhere! In this tutorial, you'll learn the definition of a polynomial and see some of the common names for certain polynomials.

Further Exploration

Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.

Factoring a binomial involving subtraction? Can you rewrite each term as a cubed expression? Then you have a difference of cubes problem! Learn how to identify and factor a sum of cubes problem by watching this tutorial.