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    Form (x+a)^2 +b

    How do you write an equation in the form  (x+a)^2 +b ?

    For example,  x^2-6x+3

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    Complete the square.

    (x^2 - 6x + 9) - 9 + 3
    = (x-3)^2 -6
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