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- January 21st 2010, 07:23 AM #1

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- January 21st 2010, 07:42 AM #2

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- January 21st 2010, 07:44 AM #3

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- January 21st 2010, 07:45 AM #4
Factor out the leading coefficient from the first two terms

Now complete the square. This involve adding and subtracting by the same quantity.

Now distribute the leading coefficient to the last term in the parentheses as to "kick it out"

Now factor the trinomial square, and combine like terms

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- January 21st 2010, 07:00 PM #6

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- January 31st 2010, 05:01 PM #8

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- January 31st 2010, 05:25 PM #10