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 R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.5 Polynomials and Factoring - R.5 Exercise Set: 14

Answer

Using the factoring of trinomials in the form $x^2+bx+c,$ the given expression, $ x^2+x+3 ,$ has $c$ equal to $ 3 $ and $b$ equal to $ 1 .$ There are no two numbers that give a product of $c$ and a sum of $b.$ Hence, the given expression is not factorable or $\text{ prime .}$

Work Step by Step

Using the factoring of trinomials in the form $x^2+bx+c,$ the given expression, $ x^2+x+3 ,$ has $c$ equal to $ 3 $ and $b$ equal to $ 1 .$ There are no two numbers that give a product of $c$ and a sum of $b.$ Hence, the given expression is not factorable or $\text{ prime .}$
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