Posted by **Tifini** on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9:07pm.

Consider y=x^2+8x+16.

What is the correct way to factor this equation?

How does this equation shift the graph of y=x^2?

- Integrated Math 1 (help please??:( ) -
**MathMate**, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9:29pm
The answer can be correct or incorrect.

There are many ways to solve a ,atj problem, depending on the conditions.

Any way that give a correct answer is a correct way.

Here the most obvious way to factor is to note that it is a perfect square:

x^2+8x+16

=x^2+2(4x)+4^2

=(x+4)^2

Alternatively, you could see that:

x^2+8x+16

=x^2+4x+4x+4^2

=x(x+4)+4(x+4)

=(x+4)(x+4)

=(x+4)^2

as above.

Both methods are correct, the first one is more intuitive.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Integrated Math 1 - Consider y=x^2+8x+16. What is the correct way to factor this...
- Algebra II - State the phase shift of y=cos(theta-[pi/3]). Then graph the ...
- Pre-Calc - I have one more question I don't understand. It's a multiple choice ...
- Math i dont understand - Window: [-4π , 4π , 1] [-10,10,1] State the ...
- Calculus. Please!! i need help so bad!!! - 1. Graph y =sec(1/2O-2pi)– 3. the O ...
- college algebra, Please help!! - which of the following best describes how the ...
- college algebra, Please help!! - How can the graph of g(x)=3square root x+3 be ...
- college algebra, Please help!! - How can the graph of g(x)=3square root x+3 be ...
- college algebra, Please help!! - How can the graph of g(x)=3square root x+3 be ...
- calculus - Given the graph of f(x) find the graph of 2 f( -3x - 2) - 4 Is this ...