Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Prerequisites - P.4 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercises - Page 40: 95



Work Step by Step

There are many possibilities. Consider any polynomial that cannot be factored using only integer coefficients and constants. This one can clearly not be factored with integer coefficients as the solutions are: $$ x = \pm \sqrt5 $$
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