Generally, the higher the degree of a polynomial, the harder it becomes to factor. The highest degree you’re expected to factor in this course are **cubic equation** (those raised to the power of three). Specifically, we’ll look at examples similar in structure to quadratics that are a *difference of square*, called a **difference or sum of cubes**. Their general format is displayed below:

**Sum of cubes:**** **

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**Difference of cubes: **

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The video below will outline how these expressions are factored: