College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Chapter P Review - Exercises: 62

Answer

$ab^2(a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)$

Work Step by Step

The greatest common monomial factor is $ab^2$. Factor out the greatest common monomial factor to obtain: $=ab^2(a^3+b^3)$ Factor the sum of two cubes using the formula $a^3+b^3=(a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)$ to obtain: $=ab^2(a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)$
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