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It is not possible for a perfect square to have just 2 terms.

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The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

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Q: What is a perfect square binomial?
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What can a perfect square trinomial can be factored as?

It can be factored as the SQUARE OF A BINOMIAL

How do you factor the perfect square binomial?

(a^2 - b^2) = (a - b)(a + b)

What is similar about a perfect square trinomial and a difference of two squares?

Each has two binomial factors.

What must be added to the binomial m2-12m to make it a perfect square trinomial?


How do you complete the square to make a binomial a perfect-square trinomial?

The binomial usually has an x2 term and an x term, so we complete the square by adding a constant term. If the coefficient of x2 is not 1, we divide the binomial by that coefficient first (we can multiply the trinomial by it later). Then we divide the coefficient of x by 2 and square that. That is the constant that we need to add to get the perfect square trinomial. Then just multiply that trinomial by the original coefficient of x2.

Is the square of a binomial ever a binomial?


How do you factor perfect square binomial?

Remember to factor out the GCF of the coefficients if there is one. A perfect square binomial will always follow the pattern a squared plus or minus 2ab plus b squared. If it's plus 2ab, that factors to (a + b)(a + b) If it's minus 2ab, that factors to (a - b)(a - b)

What is produced when you square a binomial?

A quartic.

Why is the last term of a perfect square trinomial always positive?

This is related to the fact that the square of both a positive and a negative number is always positive. The last term is simply the square of the second term, in the original binomial.

Is the perfect square trinomial a product of the square of a binomial?

Yes. With w and z being any two numbers or variables: Take (w + z)2 = (w + z)(w + z) = ww + wz + zw + zz = w2 + 2wz + z2, which is the perfect square trinomial.

What are the three methods of factoring?

1. Factoring out a common monomial 2. Factoring out the differnece of two perfect square numbers 3. Factoring out a common binomial

How do you factor the binomial 25x2-36y2?

25x2 - 36y2If you notice that 25 and 36 are perfect squares, you know that your answer would be like the following: (5_ + 6_)(5_ - 6_)because 25x2 - 36y2 is a perfect square binomial, so their square roots fit that way. This only works if the middle sign is minus.From there, you just plug in the x's and y's to get:(5x + 6y)(5x - 6y)

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