Write the polynomial as an equation.

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

There are three types of symmetry:

1. X-Axis Symmetry

2. Y-Axis Symmetry

3. Origin Symmetry

If exists on the graph, then the graph is symmetric about the:

1. X-Axis if exists on the graph

2. Y-Axis if exists on the graph

3. Origin if exists on the graph

Check if the graph is symmetric about the x-axis by plugging in for .

Remove parentheses.

Since the equation is not identical to the original equation, it is not symmetric to the x-axis.

Not symmetric to the x-axis

Check if the graph is symmetric about the y-axis by plugging in for .

Remove parentheses.

Simplify with factoring out.

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Since the equation is identical to the original equation, it is symmetric to the y-axis.

Symmetric with respect to the y-axis

Check if the graph is symmetric about the origin by plugging in for and for .

Simplify .

Remove parentheses.

Simplify with factoring out.

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Remove parentheses.

Simplify .

Remove parentheses.

Simplify with factoring out.

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Remove parentheses.

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Since the equation is not identical to the original equation, it is not symmetric to the origin.

Not symmetric to the origin

Determine the symmetry.

Symmetric with respect to the y-axis

Find the Symmetry -6/(x^2-4)