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Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

Perfect Square Trinomials Examples l x 2 + 6 x + 9 l x 2 - 10 x + 25 l x 2 + 12 x + 36 l

Creating a Perfect Square Trinomial In the following perfect square trinomial, the constant term is missing. X 2 + 14 x + ____ l Find the constant term by squaring half the coefficient of the linear term. l (14/2)2 X 2 + 14 x + 49 l

Perfect Square Trinomials Create perfect square trinomials. l x 2 + 20 x + ___ l x 2 - 4 x + ___ l x 2 + 5 x + ___ l 100 4 25/4

Completing the square…literally Let this figure represent 1 unit: Let this figure represent x 2: Let this figure represent x: Let these figures represent -1, x and –x 2, respectively:

Find the missing value to complete the square: x 2 – 8 x + Formula: First, we represent x 2. Next, we represent bx. In this expression, bx = -8 x. Based on the illustration, what value completes the square? 16 We know this value is correct because when b = -8

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Solve the following equation by completing the square: Step 1: Move quadratic term, and linear term to left side of the equation

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 2: Find the term that completes the square on the left side of the equation. Add that term to both sides.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 3: Factor the perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation. Simplify the right side of the equation.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 4: Take the square root of each side

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 5: Set up the two possibilities and solve

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Completing the Square-Example #2 Solve the following equation by completing the square: Step 1: Move quadratic term, and linear term to left side of the equation, the constant to the right side of the equation.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 2: Find the term that completes the square on the left side of the equation. Add that term to both sides. The quadratic coefficient must be equal to 1 before you complete the square, so you must divide all terms by the quadratic coefficient first.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 3: Factor the perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation. Simplify the right side of the equation.

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Step 4: Take the square root of each side

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Try the following examples. Do your work on your paper and then check your answers.

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