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Homework Help: I cannot solve this question.

  1. Nov 8, 2013 #1
    4a^2c^2 - (a^2 - b^2 +c^2)^2

    Factor this completely

    My attempt is to expand then foil the right side of the equation, then I'm stuck. For whatever reason, I haven't been able to concentrate on this question. I just am missing a fact or two. I would like it if you could show me step by step the process which you solve it.

    I am about to flap my hands around and run in circles I am so frustrated with this. lol.

    Thank you.
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  3. Nov 8, 2013 #2


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    1) Read the forum rules
    2) Use the template for homework problems
    3) Show your work
  4. Nov 8, 2013 #3


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    Noted and handled.
  5. Nov 8, 2013 #4


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    Wrong place to ask that.

    Why are you expanding when you're trying to factor?
  6. Nov 8, 2013 #5


    Staff: Mentor

    That's not how things work here at Physics Forums. In the PM I sent you, there's a link to the rules. Take a look at them, especially the section on Homework Help.

    I am locking this thread.
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