Completing the square

Completing the square - 3 Using the value of b from this...

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Completing the square A third method of solving quadratic equations that works with both real and imaginary roots is called  completing the square. 1. Put the equation into the form  ax 2  +  bx  = –  c 2. Make sure that  a  = 1 (if  a  ≠ 1, multiply through the equation by  before proceeding). 
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Using the value of b from this new equation, add to both sides of the equation to form a perfect square on the left side of the equation. 4. Find the square root of both sides of the equation. 5. Solve the resulting equation....
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