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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