Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Mid-Chapter Check Point: 10

Answer

$x^4+4x^2+4$

Work Step by Step

Using $(a\pm b)^2=a^2\pm2ab+b^2$ or the square of a binomial, the square of the given expression, $ (x^2+2)^2 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (x^2)^2+2(x^2)(2)+(2)^2 \\\\= x^4+4x^2+4 .\end{array}
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