What is the sum of the squares of the coefficients of 4(x^4+3x^2+1)?
Uhhh, expanding we get 4x^4+12x^2+4. Thus, the coefficients are 4, 12, and 4. 4^2+12^2+4^2=176. (Tell me if I am misinterpreting the question. I am unsure if this is what you are looking for.)
you are exactly correct, thanks!