Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Special Factoring - 5.3 Exercises: 56

Answer

$2(5x+2y)(25x^2-10xy+4y^2)$

Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ To factor the given expression, $ 250x^3+16y^3 ,$ factor first the $GCF$. Then use the factoring of the sum/difference of $2$ cubes. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Factoring the $GCF= 2 ,$ the expression above is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2(125x^3+8y^3) .\end{array} Using $a^3+b^3=(a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)$ or $a^3-b^3=(a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2)$ or the factoring of the sum/difference of $2$ cubes, the expression above is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2(5x+2y)[(5x)^2-5x(2y)+(2y)^2] \\\\= 2(5x+2y)(25x^2-10xy+4y^2) .\end{array}
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