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7-41.

Factor each expression completely. Homework Help ✎

This is a difference of two squares.

If you don't know the pattern for difference of two squares yet, use a generic rectangle to help you.

is a common factor. Factor it out. What is left is a difference of two squares, as in part (a). Factor again.

You can use an area model.

The common factor is

.After you factor out

you have to factor a second time.