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```Fixed bug 2341 -- special case had to be avoided.
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```    1 ###DESCRIPTION
2 ## Factoring Special polynomials
3 ##
4 ##ENDDESCRIPTION
5 ## DBsubject('Intermediate Algebra')
6 ## DBchapter('Ch 05: Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring')
7 ## DBsection('Factoring Special Forms')
8 ## KEYWORDS('factoring')
9 ## TitleText1('Essentials of Intermediate Algebra')
10 ## EditionText1('1')
11 ## AuthorText1('Blitzer')
12 ## Section1('5.5')
13 ## Problem1('')
14 ## Author('RA Cruz')
15 ## Institution('The College of Idaho')
16 ## Date: 2007/11
17
18 DOCUMENT(); # This should be the first executable line in the problem.
19
21   "PGstandard.pl",
22   "MathObjects.pl",
23   "CofIdaho_macros.pl"
24 );
25
26 TEXT(beginproblem());
27
28 ######################################
29 #  Setup
30
31 \$a= list_random(3,5,6,7);
32
33 \$polynomial = Formula("x^4 - (2*\$a)x^2 + \$a^2")->reduce->TeX;
34
35 ######################################
36 #  Main text
37
38 BEGIN_TEXT
39 Factor completely:
40 \$PAR
41 \( \$polynomial = \)  \{ ans_rule(30) \}
42 END_TEXT
43
44 ######################################
46