It would be . Which is wrong. Solutions manual says it's supposed to be
Remember that this is an EQUATION.
so would it be what i had = 0 or = -14. I am so confused.
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.
Can you show me? I still don't quite follow.
You can show me every step you've taken, then I can guide you where you have gone wrong...
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.
We have: .
Then:. . . .
Therefore: . . . . . .
Thanks Soroban, you are the best.