Grade 8 MTAP 2015 Elimination Questions with Solutions – Part 4

This is the fourth part (questions 31-40) of the solutions of the Grade 8 MTAP 2015 Elimination Questions. You can read the solutions for questions 1-10 11-20, and 21 – 30

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31.) Factor completely: a^2c^2 + b^2d^2 - a^2d^2 - b^2c^2.

Solution

Rearranging the terms, we obtain
a^2c^2 - a^2d^2 - b^2c^2 + b^2d^2.

Factoring by grouping, we have
a^2(c^2 - d^2) - b^2(c^2 - d^2)
= (c^2 - d^2)(a^2 - b^2)
= (c - d)(c + d)(a - b)(a + b).

Answer: (a + b)(a – b)(c + d)(c – d)  Continue reading “Grade 8 MTAP 2015 Elimination Questions with Solutions – Part 4”