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- Oct 21st 2012, 07:59 PMEraser147Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
- Oct 21st 2012, 08:06 PMProve ItRe: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
- Oct 21st 2012, 08:17 PMEraser147Re: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
It would be . Which is wrong. Solutions manual says it's supposed to be

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:25 PMProve ItRe: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
Remember that this is an EQUATION.

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:27 PMEraser147Re: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
so would it be what i had = 0 or = -14. I am so confused.

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:32 PMProve ItRe: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
Start with your initial equation, then whatever you add to complete the square on the x terms and the y terms, add to the other side as well, to keep the equation balanced.

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:34 PMEraser147Re: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
Can you show me? I still don't quite follow.

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:49 PMProve ItRe: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
You can show me every step you've taken, then I can guide you where you have gone wrong...

- Oct 21st 2012, 08:57 PMEraser147Re: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
okay this is what I did, I separated the x and y and completed the square for both x and y terms so I resulted in this . I took and compeleted the square first and I did the same by adding 14 on the y terms as well.

- Oct 22nd 2012, 10:08 AMSorobanRe: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
Hello, Eraser147!

Quote:

We have: .

Then:. . . .

Therefore: . . . . . .

- Oct 22nd 2012, 05:21 PMEraser147Re: Can anyone show me how to complete the square on this
Thanks Soroban, you are the best.