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Can you factor this out

  1. Mar 10, 2009 #1
    1+ 4t + 4t^2

    into

    ((1/4) + t + t^2) * 4
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, the two expressions are equal, but all you've done is take a factor of 4 out of all three terms. The expression you started with is a perfect square trinomial, which means it can be factored into something of the form (a + b)^2.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 #3
    Oh really. Thanks.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 #4

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, really.
     
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