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?
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with some factoring we can show they are the same!
Originally Posted by Peritus And in general, .
Even more generally: if n is even if n is odd.
Originally Posted by mr fantastic And in general, .
Even more generally: if n is even if n is odd. Thanks.
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