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anonymous
 one year ago
Hello! Can someone please help me work through this quadratic equation which must be solved through completing the square?:
x^2+3+4 = 0
anonymous
 one year ago
Hello! Can someone please help me work through this quadratic equation which must be solved through completing the square?: x^2+3+4 = 0

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So far I have moved the constant to the RHS x^2 + 3 + ___ = 4 + ___

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What I'm confused on is the number which will fill the blank space. It should be 2.25 but this would make factoring difficult.

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Think hard on this: \((a+b)^{2} = a^{2} + 2ab + b^{2}\) Don't use decimals. (3/2)^2 = 9/4 It will NEVER make factoring difficult. You are Completing the square. It is, by design, easy to factor after that. The factoing will always be \((a+b)^{2}\)  every time.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, I see now. So it will be (x + 3)^2 and then I will add 9/4 to 4. Thank you!!
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