Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 136

Answer

False. The binomial $x^2+36$ is a prime polynomial.

Work Step by Step

The statement is false. The given expression can be written as $x^2+6^2$, a sum of two squares. Note that a sum of two squares is a prime polynomial.
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