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2.5.4 Journal: Completing the Square Journal Mathematics for College Readiness Sem 2 Points Possible: 20 Name:Joshua Lee Date: Scenario: The Stage Instructions: View the video found on page 1 of this Journal activity. Using the information provided in the video, answer the questions below. Show your work for all calculations. Analyze The Students' Conjectures Malcolm wants to build an outdoor stage with a total area of 350 square feet. The length of the stage should be 3 feet shorter than the width. He calculated the equation to be w 2 3 w = 350 1. Complete the table to summarize each student's suggestion for figuring out the equation: ( 2 points : 1 point for each row of the chart) Width = w Length = w – 3 Area = w(w-3) = 350 Student Conjecture Malcolm's bandmate His band mate thinks that we need to take away 350 from both sides and then factor the equation. Malcolm Malcolm thinks that it would be easier to factor if he changes the equation so that it has a square trinomial.
2. Malcolm and his bandmate have different ideas for figuring out the equation. Which one do
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