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For what real values of c is x^2 - 8x - 16x + c the square of a binomial?

 May 10, 2024
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The polynomial is just x^2 - 24x + c. When it is the square of a binomial,

\(24^2 - 4(1)(c) = 0\\ c = 144\)

 May 10, 2024

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