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cbrusoe

  • 3 years ago

Can anybody explain how 'factoring a perfect square trinomial' works? please 25w^2-20w+4

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  1. SpirituallyInsane
    • 3 years ago
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    A perfect square means that it is made by squaring an expression. So, for example,\[x^2+4x+4\]factors into \[(x+2)(x+2)\]which can then be written simply\[(x+2)^2\]In your question, can you factor it into something that can be squared to get the original expression?

  2. cbrusoe
    • 3 years ago
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    (25+w) (25+w) or do i keep it as 25w in the equation still

  3. SpirituallyInsane
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    If you multiply those two together, what do you get?

  4. cbrusoe
    • 3 years ago
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    i honestly don't know usually i'm good but for some reason this 'w' is killing me... they gave some kind of formulas? to use like formula one is A^2 + 2A B+B^2 =(A+B)^2 ...

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