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 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.4 Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares - 5.4 Exercise Set: 80

Answer

$(x^2+4)(x+2)(x-2)$

Work Step by Step

Using $x^2-y^2=(x+y)(x-y)$ or the factoring of the difference of 2 squares, then the factored form of the given expression, $ x^4-16 ,$ is \begin{array}{l} (x^2+4)(x^2-4) \\\\= (x^2+4)(x+2)(x-2) \end{array}
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