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How do I factor the trinomial?a^2 + 8ab + 7b^2

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How do I factor the trinomial?

a^2 + 8ab + 7b^2

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Step 1

The given trinomial is  a2 + 8ab +7b2.

Step 2

Known Fact:

To factor a trinomial in the form axbx + c.

Find two integers, r and s, whose sum is b and whose product is ac. 

Rewrite the trinomial as ax2 rx + sx + and then use grouping and the distributive property to factor the polynomial.

Step 3

Factor the given trinom...

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