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Unformatted text preview: the equation correct. It’s kind of just a specialized way of factoring. When might each method be most appropriate? I determine the method by looking quickly at the quadratic equation. If the factors are obvious, I will then use the factoring method. If not, I look at the relationship of the coefficients to see if completing the square will work. If completing the square looks like it will be complicated, I use the quadratic formula. Which method do you prefer? Why? The Quadric Formula is the best method for me, except for the easy equations that usually have obvious factors, if the answer to the equation doesn't just stick out to me, I will try to use the Quadric Formula, as I find it the most accurate and reliable even though it takes a little longer sometimes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course MAT 117 117 taught by Professor Billings during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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