### Home > PC > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.3.1 > Problem 7-96

7-96.

Factor an '*x*' out first. Then factor again.

Factor an '*x*' out first. Can you factor again?

You cannot factor again. This is NOT a difference of two squares.

Change the square root part of the first term to exponential notation.

Factor out 4(*x*^{2} + *y*^{2})^{1/2}.

Distribute the negative.

Simplify.