# FACTORING EXPRESSIONS INVOLVING RATIONAL EXPONENTS

**Important Properties:
**● Difference of squares:

● Difference of cubes:

● Sum of cubes:

● Remember that you can always check your factoring by multiplication.

● Always look for the greatest common factor (GCF) first.

● Remember that an expression containing four terms will most likely factor by grouping.

**Common Mistakes to Avoid:**

● Remember to factor out the variable to its smallest exponent.

● Do NOT forget to carry your GCF all the way to the end of the problem.

**PROBLEMS
**Factor completely.

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