Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.7 Polynomials in Several Variables - 4.7 Exercise Set - Page 283: 8


(a) the square of a binomial

Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) $(a-b)^2$ is a square of a binomial (2) $(a-b)(a+b)$ is the product of the sum and difference of the same two terms The given expression can be written as: $=(4a-3b)^2$ The expression above is in the same form as the one in part (1) of the recall part. Thus, the given expression is the square of a binomial.
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