anonymous
  • anonymous
Check my answer What value completes the square for the expression? 2.) x^2-12x a.)6 b.) -36 c.)-6 d.)36 my answer a.)-6
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  • jamiebookeater
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
incorrect
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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mathmale
  • mathmale
Alijah, would you please share the work you've already done?

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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh!
mathmale
  • mathmale
Others can give you the best possible feedback when we can see your work.
anonymous
  • anonymous
-36
mathmale
  • mathmale
... and so you now have ... what? Please share it.
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
-12 divided by 2 = -6 square -6 to get (-6)^2 = (-6)*(-6) = ???
anonymous
  • anonymous
half of -12 is -6 and -6 squared is -36
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
negative times negative = positive
mathmale
  • mathmale
Try that again.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Your so right ! thank you! How did i forget that?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
it's a common mistake I see a lot
mathmale
  • mathmale
So, now y ou have x^2 - 12x + 36 -36. Can you explain why you both add and subtract 36 to the expression you began with?
mathmale
  • mathmale
While this expression with four terms is not one of the listed answers, it should guide you to the correct choice from those four answers.

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