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 280: 66



Work Step by Step

A binomials is factorable if there is a $GCF,$ or if it is a difference of $2$ squares or a sum/difference of $2$ cubes. The given expression, $h^2+9,$ is none of these. Hence, it cannot be factored, or is prime.
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