Completing the Square 1

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Lesson Description:

Part 1 of Showing how to the complete the square to solve quadratic equations.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you Complete the Square?
  • What is Completing the Square?
  • How do you add a constant to a binomial to make a perfect square trinomial and then factor it?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 - 8x?
  • What can you add to x^2 - 12x to make it a perfect square?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 + 5x?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 - 9x?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 - x?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 + bx?
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 - (b/a)x?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains the concept of completing the square, which is a concept that can be confusing for a lot of students. This process of finding the term that needs to be added to a binomial to make it a perfect square trinomial is very useful for solving quadratic equations.