Question

Use a substitution to help factor the expression.

$( x + a ) ^ { 2 } + 2 ( x + a ) + 1$

Solution

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1 of 5To factor the trinomial:

$(x+a)^{2}+2(x+a)+1$

we must change $x+a$ into $y$ by substitution. Then proceed to factoring the trinomial. After this, substitute again $y=x+a$ then simplify each factor.

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