Got a math sum I'm working on thats troubling me.
can be written in the form
Find the values of and
You have two options, both require that you have the necessary knowledge and understanding.
Option 1: Complete the square for x^2 + 4x - 8 and compare with (x + p)^2 + q.
Option 2: Expand (x + p)^2 + q and equate the coefficients of the various powers of x with the corresponding coefficients in x^2 + 4x - 8.