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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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Factor each polynomial completely. If the polynomial cannot be factored, say it is prime.

A. x^2 + 7

B. x^4 - 1

Question A

The polynomial x^2 + 7 cannot be factored. It is prime.

Question B

x^4 - 1

(x^2 - 1)(x^2 + 1)

(x - 1)(x + 1)(x^2 + 1)...answer.

Note: x^2 + 1 is prime and thus cannot be factored.

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