Are a2 – b2 and a2 + b2factors of a - b?

I'm thinking the first one is because of the subtraction, but I'm not sure,

welcome to any ideas if you're not sure, just need a start on this,

and if you don’t know, possibly the term for this type of problem

so I can look in my book for it.

I'm thinking the first one is because of the subtraction, but I'm not sure,

welcome to any ideas if you're not sure, just need a start on this,

and if you don’t know, possibly the term for this type of problem

so I can look in my book for it.

a2 – b2is called a difference of two squares

it factors into (a + b)(a - b)

a2+ b2does not factor into anything, nor can anything be

factored out of it.

- Algebra House

it factors into (a + b)(a - b)

a2+ b2does not factor into anything, nor can anything be

factored out of it.

- Algebra House