Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.7 - Factoring by Special Products - Exercise Set - Page 310: 83



Work Step by Step

The third term of a perfect square trinomial is equal to the square of half of the coefficient of the middle term. Hence, to make the given expression, $ x^2+6x+c $, a perfect square trinomial, then, \begin{array}{l} c=\left( \dfrac{6}{2} \right)^2 \\\\ c=\left( 3 \right)^2 \\\\ c=9 .\end{array}
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