This is the problem:

(2^m+1)^2

by the special product rules it equals

4^(mm)+4^m+1

but if I plug in 2 as m then

(2^2+1)^2=25 but 4^4+4^2+1 does not equal 25

could someone please explain why this will not check

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- Mar 20th 2008, 03:54 AMSilverwolphSpecial Products Question
This is the problem:

(2^m+1)^2

by the special product rules it equals

4^(mm)+4^m+1

but if I plug in 2 as m then

(2^2+1)^2=25 but 4^4+4^2+1 does not equal 25

could someone please explain why this will not check - Mar 20th 2008, 05:00 AMmr fantastic