New Zealand
Level 6 - NCEA Level 1

# Difference of two squares

## Interactive practice questions

Answer the following.

a

Expand $\left(x+5\right)\left(x-5\right)$(x+5)(x5).

b

Hence factorise $x^2-25$x225.

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### Outcomes

#### NA6-5

Form and solve linear equations and inequations, quadratic and simple exponential equations, and simultaneous equations with two unknowns

#### 91027

Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems