ashleyb
Rewrite y = x2 + 14x + 29 in general form using the complete the square method



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peanlouise
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(x+14/2)^2 +29  (14/2)^2

peanlouise
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so, you take the first term +( half second term/2)^2  (half second term/2)^2 + c

ashleyb
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so it would be (x+78)49??

peanlouise
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no. You need to keep it in the squared form. So, you have (x+7)^2 +2949. The simplified answer is then (x+7)^2 20

ashleyb
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nvm..it would be (x+78)(x78)...right

peanlouise
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if you foil it out.

ashleyb
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oh okay...i get it now

peanlouise
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just remember the formula, (x + B/2)^2 +c(B/2)^2

ashleyb
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thankyou for ur help

peanlouise
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no problem. These gave me such problems before. Have a good day.

ashleyb
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you too :)