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How do i factor 25p^2-16?

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the square root of 25p^2 would be 5p, the square root of 16 would be 4 so you could factor it as (5p-4)^2 Edit: then again that would give you +16, so it would have to be how runrunrun answered.

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To factor 25p - 16, you need to use the factoring rule or the formula of "the difference of two squares", which shows that quadratics that have squares are given in terms of (a ? b)(a + b). Therefore, 25p - 16 is solved by finding the square root of each number to get, (5p - 4) (5p + 4). Learn more from http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AV6/Lfactps.htm.

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You can find he square roots of both terms so it looks like this: (5p-4)(5p+4). This is called the difference of squares.

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