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

- college algebra -
**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.

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

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Alg 1 - Completing the square: Find the value of c such that each expression is ...
- Math (Quadratics) - 3. Solve for x in 8x^2 + 2x - 4 = 0 I have tried factoring...
- Algebra 2 - Solve by completing the square. a² - 2√(3a) + 2 = 0 Solve for ...
- college algebra - The goal of this problem is to solve the equation by ...
- Math - Form the perfect square trinomial in the process of completing the square...
- Algebra - My homework is to solve by completing the square. But how can you ...
- Algebra - Which of the following statements is true? A. Any quadratic equation ...
- Algebra - 1)Solve by factoring:5x^2=4-19x answer=-4,1/5 2)Which quadratic ...
- maths - Consider the equation x(square) + 4px + 2q = 0 where p and q are real ...
- algebra - 1)Solve by factoring:5x^2=4-19x answer=-4,1/5 2)Which quadratic ...

More Related Questions