how do you factor 4x^3?i know you have to take the cube root but of what??!  

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To factor, you have to have more than one term. Example:

`4x^3+2x^2=2x^2(2x+1)`

Taking the cube root is usually a strategy used in solving. Example:

`4x^3=256 => x^3=64 => x=root(3)(64) => x=4`

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