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Can you factorise (x^3 + x^2y^2 - y^3)? watch

1. Is it possible? If so/ if not, how would I check this without checking all of the possible factors of it?
2. (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
Is it possible? If so/ if not, how would I check this without checking all of the possible factors of it?
Can you rewrite the question?
3. (Original post by jamestg)
Can you rewrite the question?
What do you mean?

I want to know if I can factorise x^3 + x^2y^2 - y^3 any further, or if I must leave it like this?

I'm trying now a technique by setting x^2 = a and y^2 = b but no luck yet

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