# Writing an Equation in Vertex Form if b is not divisible

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In this lesson, you will learn how to transfer an equation from standard form to vertex form when b is not divisible by 2. The first step is to get the form x squared plus vx by putting parentheses around the x term and separating it from the constant term. Then, you need to complete the square by finding the value of v over 2 squared. After that, add and subtract the resulting value on both sides to rewrite the equation as a perfect square. Simplify the equation and voila, you now have it in vertex form. Even if you end up with fractions, just make sure to follow the rules of adding and subtracting fractions.

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Transfer an equation from standard form to vertex form when b is not divisible

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