Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 10 - Section 10.1 - Finding Monomial Factors - Exercise - Page 345: 17



Work Step by Step

By taking a common factor, we have $$ 4x^4 + 8x^3 + 12x^2=4x^2(x^2+2x+3) .$$ The binomial $x^2+2x+3$ can not be factored since there are no real numbers such that the product is 3 and the sum is 2.
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