When is it necessary to complete the square? What would be an example?
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becomes very useful in trig substitution problems
Last edited by Jonroberts74; Jul 9th 2014 at 05:13 PM.
One thing I'm seeing on You Tube is
and you get into this form by completing the square. However, can you be lead in certain situations to other inverse trig functions?
There are a number of integration formulas for , etc.
All of those can be reached from more complicated integrals by "completing the square".
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