Algebra 2 Common Core

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ISBN 10: 0133186024
ISBN 13: 978-0-13318-602-4

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - 5-2 Polynomials, Linear Factors, and Zeros - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 66

Answer

$x^2-12x+36=(x-6)^2$

Work Step by Step

The leading coefficieint is 1. Thus, to factor the trinomial, look for the factors of the constant term (36) whose sum is equal to the coefficient of the middle term (-12). Note that $36=-6(-6) \text{ and } -6+(-6)=-12$. Thus, the factored form of the trinomial is $(x-6)(x-6)$.
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