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    major issues with completing the square question

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    For question 23, completing the square, I don't understand where i went wrong. Was I suppose to get half of 5 and square it ?
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    Re: major issues with completing the square question

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    For question 23, completing the square, I don't understand where i went wrong. Was I suppose to get half of 5 and square it ?
    You don't need to complete the square here. It's already done for you.
    (t + 5)^2 = 12

    Now take the square root of both sides.

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    Re: major issues with completing the square question

    And the answer is not "x= " anything, it is "t= "!
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