# Factor a^3-64/(a-4)

a3-64a-4
To write a3 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by a-4a-4.
a3(a-4)a-4-64a-4
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
a3(a-4)-64a-4
Rewrite a3(a-4)-64a-4 in a factored form.
Apply the distributive property.
a3a+a3⋅-4-64a-4
Multiply a3 by a by adding the exponents.
Multiply a3 by a.
Raise a to the power of 1.
a3a1+a3⋅-4-64a-4
Use the power rule aman=am+n to combine exponents.
a3+1+a3⋅-4-64a-4
a3+1+a3⋅-4-64a-4