# Factorizing x^5y^2 + x^2y^5

1. Mar 2, 2008

### alpha01

[SOLVED] factorizing x^5y^2 + x^2y^5

factorize:

$$x^5y^2 + x^2y^5$$

3. The attempt at a solution

I have attempted to use difference of two squares by re-arranging as:

$$x^5y^2 + y^5x^2$$

but this doesn't get me anywhere

2. Mar 2, 2008

Take out common things.
$$x^2y^2(x^3+y^3)$$

Now use the expansion for $$(x^3+y^3)$$

3. Mar 2, 2008

### alpha01

easy. thanks ;)