Perfect Square Trinomial

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜr.fɪkt skwɛər traɪˈnoʊ.mi.əl/ Explain

A perfect square trinomial is a trinomial generated from the square of a binomial: (a + b)2 = a2 + 2ab + b2. Example: ( 3x + 2y )2 = ( 3x )2 + 2 · 3x · 2y + ( 2y )2 = 9x2 + 12xy + 4y2.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, perfect square trinomial. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 137. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Perfect Square Trinomial. 4/27/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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