Perfect Square Trinomial Formula
An expression obtained from the square of binomial equation is a perfect square trinomial. If a trinomial is in the form ax2 + bx + c is said to be perfect square, if only it satisfies the condition b2 = 4ac.
The Perfect Square Trinomial Formula is given as,
Question: Is the trinomial x2 – 6x + 9 a perfect square?
x2 – 6x + 9
= x2 – 3x – 3x + 9
= x(x – 3) – 3(x – 3)
= (x – 3)(x – 3)
The factors of the given equation are a perfect square.
So, the trinomial is a perfect square.