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  • one year ago

If a polynomial has three terms, x2 + 12x + 36, which factoring method can be considered? I WILL GIVE A MEDAL AND BE A FAN perfect-square trinomial difference of squares sum of cubes difference of cubes

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  1. jim_thompson5910
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  3. anonymous
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    36 is

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    36 is equal to _____ squared (fill in the blank)

  5. anonymous
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    6

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    yes

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    x^2 is also a perfect square

  8. anonymous
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    okay i get it

  9. anonymous
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    it's a

  10. jim_thompson5910
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  11. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    now determine if the middle term (12x) is equal to 2 times the square root of the outer terms

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    perfect-square trinomial difference of squares sum of cubes difference of cubes THESE ARE THE CHOICES

  13. jim_thompson5910
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    we're getting there

  14. jim_thompson5910
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    is 2*x*6 equal to 12x ?

  15. anonymous
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    yes

  16. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    so we definitely have something in the form a^2 + 2*ab + b^2 which is a perfect square trinomial

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok thank you

  18. jim_thompson5910
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    you're welcome

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    can you help me with another problem

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