Frequent Questions about our Solver

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Answer provided by our tutors

First, the difference of cubes formula is applied and then square of binomial. 

Also, you can obtain an explanation for any step by clicking on it. Please note that you cannot click on the very first expression, which is the original problem. Quite often, several transformations will be performed within the same step. Use the explanation navigation buttons to step through all of them:​

If you are not satisfied with the number of solution steps displayed (either too many steps or too few), click on the Options button to adjust the number of steps to be shown.​ In your case you have selected Show a lot of steps and this might produce many steps.

As to compare, Show: a few steps, will show the following solution:

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