Hi! Apparently this is wrong, how do I get the correct form? Complete the square for
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Last edited by Prove It; Apr 27th 2013 at 10:18 PM.
Why is it necessary to factor out the negative 1? Could this be written as: OR ?
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.
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