Completing the Square
An alternate method of solving quadratic equations is called completing the square. Actually completing the square involves using the (2) square root property. However, we have a few steps to setting up the problem before we can use completing the square.
… first isolate both terms containing the
variable onto one side of the equation
… the right-hand side will factor into the square of a binomial
… now use the (2) square root property and solve
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This page was edited on 28-Jun-2011