Completing the Square 4

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Lesson Description:

Part 4 of Showing how to the complete the square to solve quadratic equations.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you use completing the square to solve quadratic equations?
  • How do you use completing the square to solve quadratic equations with a leading coefficient other than 1?
  • How do you solve 2x^2 + 14x - 1 = 0 by completing the square?
  • How do you solve 9x^2 - 36x = -40 by completing the square?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson goes through two more example quadratic equation problems. These are solved by completing the square, just as in previous lessons, but now the leading coefficient is not 1. This is not much of a problem, however, as you just have to divide the equation by the leading coefficient to make it 1. All steps and work are shown and explained.