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Homework Help: Algebra

Posted by Christian on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 7:15pm.

Completing the square method allows you to solve any quadratic equation. For each of the following determine what number completes the square.
I cannot find my notes on completing the square, can someone please help with these two problems?
1. x^2+8x
2. y^2+10y

Take half of the coefficent of the x term, square it.

1) half of eight, squared : 16
2) half of ten, squared: 25

Take half of the coefficent of the x term, square it.

1) half of eight, squared : 16
2) half of ten, squared: 25

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