Algebra 1

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ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-8 Factoring by Grouping - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 34

Answer

The polynomial can not be factored.

Work Step by Step

$a^{2} + bx + c$ A polynomial is can be factored when the a, b, or c is not a rational number meaning it is a whole number integer. However in the polynomial there are rational numbers (fractions) therefore they can not be factored.
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