Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - Factoring Special Forms - Exercise Set - Page 373: 129


The statement is false.

Work Step by Step

The square of a binomial sum is: $(A+B)^2=A^2+2AB+B^2$. Here: $(3x+5)^2=(3x)^2=2\cdot3x\cdot2+5^2=9x^2+30x+25$, thus because this is not equal to the left side of the equation, the statement is false.
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