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Completing the Square


Chapter 4.7
Date:

Solve the quadratic equation by finding the square roots: is a perfect square because…

Sometimes you need to add a term to


to make it a perfect square…

What goes on the line?

_________


What if the
equation is equal to
something?

Example: Try:


How to make a perfect
square trinomial
Step 1: Identify a and b

a = ______ b = ______

Step 2: Use the formula to find C

Step 3: Plug the new C value into the original equation

Step 4: Factor the equation into it’s squared form:

Remember.. 

Standard Form:
Practice Problems


What if a is not
equal 1?

Example: Try:


Notes

x 12

x x

x 6

x x