Special Polynomial Products

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In this section, we learn about special polynomial products. These polynomial products occur so often, that we memorize a general formula to apply when we encounter these problems. Although these formulas are not necessary to solve the problems we are presented, learning these formulas will greatly increase our speed on homework, tests, and standardized tests such as the ACT, and SAT. We will look at the formula for the square of a binomial, the difference of two squares, and the cube of a binomial. In each case, the memorized formula is taught through a generic example. We then take this formula and apply it to the problems that are given.
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