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

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 $\text{ not factorable .}$