# Chapter R - Section R.5 - Factoring Polynomials - R.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 57: 7

$True$

#### Work Step by Step

The polynomial $x^2+4$ is prime. Keep in mind that any polynomial of the form $x^2+b^2$, in which b is a real number, implies that the polynomial is prime. In our example b is 4, which is a real number, hence the polynomial is prime. Therefore, the answer is: $True$

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