Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.4 Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares - 5.4 Exercise Set: 12

Answer

a perfect square trinomial

Work Step by Step

The first and third terms of the given expression, $ x^2-16x+64 ,$ are both perfect squares. The middle term is twice the product of the square root of the first term and the square root of the third term. Hence, it is $\text{ a perfect square trinomial .}$
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