I have the square trinomial

If I factor it I get:

but If I rearrange the addends in an order in which literal addend are to precede numerial addends,

,

and factor it I get:

aren't and equal in value?

Why do I get different square binomials?

- Mar 22nd 2008, 12:09 PMnorifurippuReordering terms affect the factorization of a square trinomial?
I have the square trinomial

If I factor it I get:

but If I rearrange the addends in an order in which literal addend are to precede numerial addends,

,

and factor it I get:

aren't and equal in value?

Why do I get different square binomials? - Mar 22nd 2008, 12:24 PMPeritus
- Mar 22nd 2008, 12:29 PMTheEmptySetThey are not so different...
with some factoring we can show they are the same!

- Mar 22nd 2008, 12:47 PMnorifurippu
thanks!

- Mar 22nd 2008, 03:44 PMmr fantastic
- Mar 22nd 2008, 05:28 PMnorifurippu