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For what real values of s is x^2 + sx + 144 the square of a binomial?x^2 + sx + 144

 Apr 2, 2020
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a number squared has to equal 144

12 x 12

 

so     ( x+12)    results in  x^2 + 24x + 144         if  s can be negative    (x-12)2   results in x^2 - 24x + 144 

 Apr 2, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Apr 2, 2020

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