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8-144.

Shinna wants to factor . “Wait!” she says. “I think I can see a way to use the difference of squares factoring pattern!” Homework Help ✎

  1. Is Shinna’s expression a difference of squares? If so, what are the “squares”? If not, explain why.

    Yes; it is the difference of the square and the square .

  2. Help Shinna factor the expression .

    Remember that one factor contains addition and the other subtraction.