D diehardmath4 Nov 2008 117 0 windsor ont cAN Nov 10, 2017 #1 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 ?(Punch)

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 ?(Punch)

topsquark Forum Staff Jan 2006 11,569 3,453 Wellsville, NY Nov 10, 2017 #2 diehardmath4 said: View attachment 38292 View attachment 38291 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 ?(Punch) Click to expand... You don't need to complete the square here. It's already done for you. \(\displaystyle (t + 5)^2 = 12\) Now take the square root of both sides. -Dan Reactions: 1 person

diehardmath4 said: View attachment 38292 View attachment 38291 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 ?(Punch) Click to expand... You don't need to complete the square here. It's already done for you. \(\displaystyle (t + 5)^2 = 12\) Now take the square root of both sides. -Dan

H HallsofIvy MHF Helper Apr 2005 20,249 7,909 Nov 11, 2017 #3 And the answer is not "x= " anything, it is "t= "!