Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 42

Answer

$(8x-9)(8x+9)$

Work Step by Step

The given expression can be written as $(8x)^2-9^2.$ The expression above is a difference of two squares. RECALL: $a^2-b^2=(a-b)(a+b).$ Factor the difference of two squares using the formula above to obtain $(8x-9)(8x+9).$
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