Quandaries
and Queries 

Can you please explain to me how to factor completely the following problem: (sqrt(x+1))((x^{2}+2x+1)^{( 7/4)}). Thank you so much. 

Hi Abraham, Since x^{2} +2x+1 = (x+1)^{2},
Now express the two terms you have with the common denominator of
I got the numerator to be
Finally factor the numerator as a difference of squares, and then one of the factors can be factored again as a difference of squares to give a numerator of
Penny 

