College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.6 - Factoring - P.6 Exercises - Page 42: 52



Work Step by Step

Regroup to obtain: $=(x^5+x^4)+(x+1)$ Factor out $x^4$ in the first group to obtain: $=x^4(x+1)+(x+1)$ Factor out the greatest common factor $(x+1)$ to obtain: $=(x+1)(x^4+1)$
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