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Unformatted text preview: each side 31 36 12 2 = +x x Step 6: Solve for x. You try! 4 4 2 =+ x x 1) 2) 1 2 2 =x x 2 Finding Complex Solutions Solve. * fol ow same steps, but the last step wil cause you to have a complex number solution. 36 8 2 = +x x Try solving on a graphing calculator. What happens? Finding Complex Solutions c When the quadratic term has a coefficient that is not 1, you can stil solve by completing the square. Step 1: Divide each side by the coefficient. 8 6 5 2 + = x x You try! 1) 4 3 2 2= x x Converting from Standard to Vertex Form by Completing the Square. c bx ax y + + = 2 k h x a y += 2 ) ( 2 6 2 + + = x x y b Step 1: Add and subtract to the right side. Step 2: Factor the perfect square trinomial. 2 2 b Step 3: Simplify Homework: p. 281 # 13, 79, 1318, 28, 30...
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course MTH 98 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.
 Fall '09
 Johnson
 Algebra, Completing The Square, Equations

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