solve the quadratic equation by completing square
x^2 +8x =7
a. x=-1 +/- sqrt23 b. x=4+sqrt23 c. x=-4+/- 2 sqrt23 d. x=-4+/-sqrt23
a. z=-8+/-sqrt17 b. z=8+sqrt17 c. z= -16 +sqrt47 d. z=8 +/- sqrt47
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b=8 so... (8/2)^2 = 4^2 = 16
so add that to both sides so x^2 + 8x + 16 = 7 + 16
so now you have x^2 + 8x + 16 = 23
so FOIL the left side and you get (x + 4)(x + 4) = 23
or (x + 4)^2 = 23
so x + 4 = sq. root 23
so x = -4 + sq. root 23
if you dont mind me asking how is it you got the sixteen? you multiplied by two i beleive how is it you got that number?
ok so the coefficient of x is 8 right? your original equation is x^2 + 8x = 7, so the standard form for that equation is ax^2 + bx + c = 0
well in this particular equation there is no c cuz c has already been put over on the right side of the equation, and a=1 since there's nothing in front of x^2...and there's an 8 in front of x so b=8.
so you take half of whatever b is and then square that number....so since b=8 you take (8/2) which is 4 and then square it so 4^2 = 16
now add that number (16) to both sides of your original equation
so x^2 + 8x + 16 = 7 + 16
so x^2 + 8x + 16 = 23