## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set - Page 427: 41

#### Answer

cannot be factored

#### Work Step by Step

The terms of the given expression, $11x^2-23 ,$ are relatively prime. That is, the $GCF=1.$ Hence, it cannot be factored.

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