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 - 5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy - 5.6 Exercise Set: 48

Answer

prime

Work Step by Step

There are no two numbers whose product is $ac= 1(-6)=-6 $ and whose sum is $b= -7 $ Hence, the given expression, $ a^2-7a-6 ,$ is prime.
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