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

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.4 Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares - 5.4 Exercise Set - Page 333: 45

prime

#### Work Step by Step

The given expression, $a^2-12ab+49b^2 ,$ is not a perfect square trinomial because the middle term is not twice the product of the square roots of the first and third terms. Hence, it is $\text{ prime .}$

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