Need Help With College Algebra Factoring

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Y^6+124Y^3-125

the ^ means to the power of
asks to factor

help :biggrin:
 
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AKG
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Substitute X = Y³
 
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HallsofIvy
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AKG's suggestion, replace Y3 with X is the best start. Once you do that you will have X2+ 124X- 125 (because Y6= (Y3)2), To factor that, think about the different possible ways to factor 125.
(And don't forget to put Y3 back into the answer in place of X.)
 

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