## Factoring a polynomial if possible homework help

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### Factoring a polynomial if possible homework help

The instructions are "write in a completely factored form relative to the integers."
the problem is: (y -b)^2 - y + b
Can't seem to factor it and I'm not sure what they want, can anyone help? Thanks!

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### Re: Factoring a polynomial if possible homework help

Briefly by visual inspection, factorizing maybe or maybe not.

First try doing the squaring part and think how factorizations are possible from that....

Actually, there is something:
(y-b)^2-y+b
(y-b)^2-(y-b)
(y-b)((y-b)-1)
(y-b)(y-b-1)_________which is likely the expected factored answer.

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### Re: Factoring a polynomial if possible homework help

Thanks man, that helped a lot!