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Completing the Square

Completing the Square

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Author: chris ludbrook
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1.  Solve quadratic equations by completing the square.

The previous sections have introduced methods to find solutions to quadratic equations when the roots or zeros are rational numbers.  In this section, we will examine how to "make" a quadratic easy to factor by completing the square.  

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Tutorial

This video demonstrates the process of completing the square using a sample problem.

Source: Khan Academy

Steps to Complete the Square