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## mitchelsewbaran Group Title Write the quadratic function in vertex form. y = x^2 + 8x + 18 one year ago one year ago

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1. ParthKohli Group Title

Do you know how to complete the square?

2. mitchelsewbaran Group Title

(b/2)^2

3. ParthKohli Group Title

Yes, so can you apply that here? I'm sure you can...

4. mitchelsewbaran Group Title

here are the choices: y = (x - 4)^2 - 2 y = (x - 4)^2 + 2 y = (x + 4)^2 - 2 y = (x + 4)^2 + 2

5. ParthKohli Group Title

Okay, but can you add $$\left(b\over 2\right)^2$$ to both sides? Do you know what $$b$$ is?

6. mitchelsewbaran Group Title

8

7. ParthKohli Group Title

So what would $$\left(b\over 2\right)^2$$ be?

8. mitchelsewbaran Group Title

16?

9. ParthKohli Group Title

Yes, so add $$16$$ to both sides. :-)

10. mitchelsewbaran Group Title

y = (x + 4)^2 - 2

11. ParthKohli Group Title

Please show your work.