Posted by **CJ** on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:43pm.

how to solve this problem. Completing the square. Find the value of a such that u^2-8u+a is a perfect square

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**Jen**, Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 4:42pm
To complete the square, you take the middle term (-8), take half of it, and then square it. That's your term for a.

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**Lisa**, Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 4:48pm
Thank-you Jen

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