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  • one year ago

Determine if the expression is a perfect square and if it is, factor it. a2 – 8a – 16 A. (4a + 1)2 B. (a + 4)(a – 4) C. (a – 4)(a – 4) D. not a perfect square

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  1. anonymous
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  2. jagr2713
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    Hmm what do you think?

  3. anonymous
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    |dw:1432746281982:dw|

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  7. jagr2713
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    hold on b.c the answer i am getting is not there.

  8. anonymous
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    oh ok

  9. anonymous
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  11. anonymous
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    D it is

  12. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    OHHH i see mot a perfect square because of -16 A perfect square must have a positive number at the end that above equals = (A+B)^2

  13. anonymous
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    what do you think? @jagr2713

  14. jagr2713
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    @aegantiger It is better to guide the user to an answer rather than doing all the work yourself. We discourage giving out answers without letting the asker at least take some part in the analysis - the aim of this site is to teach. Please refer to our code of conduct at http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct for more information. Thank you.

  15. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    but @ninowletonzalez06 so we plug it in (a+b)^2 and get a^2 -8a + 16 = (a -4)^2

  16. jagr2713
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    So you get it?

  17. anonymous
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    okay!

  18. jagr2713
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    So you get it ?

  19. anonymous
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    kind of?

  20. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    What are you stuck on. i barely get myself but i can explain some :D

  21. anonymous
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    how to determine if it is a perfect square, and if it is i need to factor it?

  22. anonymous
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    @jagr2713

  23. anonymous
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    so it is D?

  24. jagr2713
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    Well to be a perfect square then the end must be positive and D is correct :D

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