perfect square trinomial and difference of two squares

```TCM­notes on perfect square trinomials and difference of two squares.notebook
December 10, 2014
Factoring Special Products:
A trinomial is a perfect square if:
1) The first and last terms are perfect squares
2) the middle term is two times one factor from the first term and one factor from the last term.
Determine whether each trinomial is a perfect square. If so, factor. If not, explain.
Perfect Square Trinomials:
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Difference of Two Squares: In chapter 7 we learned that the difference of two squares has the form The difference of two squares can be written as a product of (a + b) (a ­ b). A polynomial is a difference of two squares if:
1) There are two terms, one subtracted from the other
2) Both terms are perfect squares
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TCM­notes on perfect square trinomials and difference of two squares.notebook
December 10, 2014
Determine whether the binomial is a difference of two squares. If so, factor. If not, explain.
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