How do I factor the followinig polynomial? $$x^6-14x^4+49x^2$$ I can't find a way to get this to work. The previous problems were all over either a difference of squares or sum/difference of cubes, but this one is different, it has three terms and cannot be grouped and split as a four termed one could be. I tried to get it down to what a 3 term quadratic is, but simply cant work it out. Factored it to $x^2(x-7)(x-7)$. The middle term, $14x^2$ does not work out when it is foiled.
Once you factor out the $x^2$ you will have $(x^2)(x^4-14x^2+49)$. Notice that the polynomial on the right is $((x^2)^2-(14x^2)+49)$ so you can factor this the way you would $t^2-14t+49$ (where I am using $t$ in place of $x^2$). Just make sure your final answer involves only the variable $x$ (and not $t$).