## Question

**Factor the expression using the two different techniques listed for Parts 1(a) and 1(b).**

Factor the given expression using the GCF monomial.

Factor the given expression using the difference of squares.

## Answer

**Factoring **an expression involves rewriting the expression in simpler forms

The **factorized expressions **are and

### Factor using GCF monomial

The **expression **is given as:

Factor out the **common factors**

### Factor using the difference of two squares

The **expression **is given as:

Rewrite as a **difference of two squares**

Express as difference of two squares

Hence, the **factorized expressions **are and