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## Completing the Square - Review

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**Completing the Square - Review**Slideshow 17, Mathematics Mr Richard Sasaki, Room 307**Objectives**• Recall how to complete the square (writing a quadratic equation in the form (x + a)2 = b • Solve quadratic equations through completing the square.**Completing the Square**Let’s recall how we complete the square. Example Solve + 12 + 35 = 0. + = -35 1. Move the constant to the right. 2. Halve and square the x-coefficient. + + = 1 3. Add this to both sides. = 1 3. Factorise the left (the number is half of the x-coefficient. = ±1 3. Square root and solve. = ±1 6 = -5 or -7**Completing the Square**Remember if the x-coefficient is negative, the symbol in the bracket is also negative. Try the worksheets, good luck. Example Solve - 12 + 27 = 0. - = -27 1. Move the constant to the right. 2. Halve and square the x-coefficient. - + = 9 3. Add this to both sides. = 9 3. Factorise the left (the number is half of the x-coefficient. = ±3 3. Square root and solve. = ±3 6 = 3 or 9**Answers – Top (Sheet 1)**= 2 or -4 -5 or -9 3 or -1 49**Answers – Bottom (Sheet 1)**= -4 or 6 = -7 or -1 = 11 or -5 = 25 or 3 = 7 or -9 Because adding to –b may be very difficult to square root.**Answers – Further Practice**= -1 or 5 = -2 or 4 = 6 or 8 = -5 or 1 = -7 or 3 = -3 or 5 = -6 or 12 = -3 or 17