Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 6 - Section 6.4 - Factoring Special Forms - Exercise Set: 32

Answer

prime

Work Step by Step

Write 4 as $2^2$ to obtain: $=x^2+2^2$ The binomial above is a sum of two squares. A sum of two squares can not be factored so it is prime.
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