# 5.3: Factoring Special Quadratics

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Difference of Squares

Difference of Squares

A difference of squares is a quadratic equation in the form .Perfect Square

Perfect Square

A perfect square is a number whose square root is an integer.Perfect Square Trinomial

Perfect Square Trinomial

A perfect square trinomial is a quadratic expression of the form (which can be rewritten as ) or (which can be rewritten as ).Quadratic form

Quadratic form

A polynomial in quadratic form looks like a trinomial or binomial and can be factored like a quadratic expression.Square Root

Square Root

The square root of a term is a value that must be multiplied by itself to equal the specified term. The square root of 9 is 3, since 3 * 3 = 9.### Image Attributions

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This lesson covers factoring perfect square trinomials and the difference of squares.

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