This calculator factors a binomial including all 26 variables (a-z) using the following factoring principles:

* Difference of Squares

* Sum of Cubes

* Difference of Cubes

* Binomial Expansions

* Quadratics

* Factor by Grouping

* Common Term

This calculator also uses the Rational Root Theorem (Rational Zero Theorem) to determine potential roots

* Factors and simplifies Rational Expressions of one fraction

* Determines the number of potential*positive* and *negative* roots using Descarte’s Rule of Signs

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* Difference of Squares

* Sum of Cubes

* Difference of Cubes

* Binomial Expansions

* Quadratics

* Factor by Grouping

* Common Term

This calculator also uses the Rational Root Theorem (Rational Zero Theorem) to determine potential roots

* Factors and simplifies Rational Expressions of one fraction

* Determines the number of potential

This calculator has 1 input.

- a
^{2}- b^{2}= (a + b)(a - b) - a
^{3}+ b^{3}= (a + b) (a^{2}- ab + b^{2}) - a
^{3}- b^{3}= (a - b) (a^{2}+ ab + b^{2})

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- factor
- a divisor of an integer n, also called a factor of n, is an integer m that may be multiplied by some integer to produce n.
- polynomial
- an expression of more than two algebraic terms, especially the sum of several terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s).
- rational expressions
- Quotient of two polynomials

P(x)/Q(x) - rational root theorem
- used to find the rational solutions of a polynomial equation
- rational zero theorem
- used to find the rational roots of a polynomial function