College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.4 - Polynomials - R.4 Assess Your Understanding: 73

Answer

$x^2-8x+16$

Work Step by Step

$(x-4)^2$ The book tells us to use the special product formulas to solve the problem. In order to do so, we must refer to these formulas: $(a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2$ $(a – b)^2 = a^2 – 2ab + b^2$ Now, we can rewrite our expression as: $x^2-8x+16$
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