Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - 3.5 Special Factoring Techniques - 3.5 Exercises - Page 279: 25


prime; not a perfect square trinomial.

Work Step by Step

The trinomial cannot be solved by trial and error, and it is also not a perfect square trinomial. Sayra made the mistake of thinking it was. $m^2+4m+16$ is prime; not a perfect square trinomial.
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