Use the technique of completing the square to transform the quadratic equation into the form (x+c)2 =a.

2x2 + 32x+ 12 = 0

Thanks alot guys.

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- May 20th 2010, 07:01 AMtysonrssAnother square technique...
Use the technique of completing the square to transform the quadratic equation into the form (

*x*+*c*)2 =*a*.

2*x*2 + 32*x*+ 12 = 0

Thanks alot guys. - May 20th 2010, 07:16 AMharish21
- May 20th 2010, 07:26 AMtysonrss
- May 20th 2010, 07:43 AMharish21
No.

You are left with .....(I)

So ...(II)

if you compare I and II, you should see that c = 8.

So you need to have , which is equal to

now if you look at equation (I) again, you already have .

To make this ,

you need to add 58 right?

so,

Now put the above equation in the form of - May 20th 2010, 07:55 AMtysonrss
- May 20th 2010, 08:08 AMharish21