Hi!

Apparently this is wrong, how do I get the correct form?

Complete the square for

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- Apr 27th 2013, 10:58 PMUnrealCompleting the square
Hi!

Apparently this is wrong, how do I get the correct form?

Complete the square for

- Apr 27th 2013, 11:15 PMProve ItRe: Completing the square
- Apr 27th 2013, 11:40 PMUnrealRe: Completing the square
Why is it necessary to factor out the negative 1?

Could this be written as: OR ? - Apr 27th 2013, 11:44 PMProve ItRe: Completing the square
To complete the square you require that your coefficient of is 1, so if your coefficient is something different, you have to take it out as a factor and then complete the square on the leftover stuff.