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Complete the parts below to completely factor .

  1. To make a perfect square, what does the middle term need to be (instead of )?

  2. Explain how is equivalent to the original expression.

    What term was added and subtracted (for a total of ) to the original expression?

  3. Factor .

  4. Factor .

    This is a difference of squares.

  5. Let and use your answers to parts (a) through (d) to factor the original expression completely.