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

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2+bx+c - 5.2 Exercise Set - Page 317: 54


not factorable

Work Step by Step

In decreasing order of exponents, the given expression, $ 6+p^2+2p ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} p^2+2p+6 .\end{array} There are no 2 numbers whose product is $ac= 1(6)=6 $ and whose sum is $b= 2 $ in the expression above. Hence, the given expression is $\text{ not factorable .}$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.