College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.5 - Factoring Polynomials - R.5 Assess Your Understanding: 27

Answer

$(x+1)^2$

Work Step by Step

$x^2+2x+1$ To factor the perfect squares, let us remember $(a+b)^2=a^2+2ab+b^2$ and $(a-b)^2=a^2-2ab+b^2.$ Therefore, when we factor our perfect square, we get $(x+1)^2.$
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