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Question 1 of 5
1. Question
Solve by completing the square`2x^212x=8`Hint
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Completing the square is done by taking the coefficient of `x`, halving it and then squaring it. Then we add the new value to both sides of the equation.Simplify the equation by dividing both sides by `2``2x^212x` `=` `8` `(2x^212x)``:2` `=` `8` `:2` `x^26x` `=` `4` Take the coefficient of the middle term, divide it by two and then square it.`x^2``6``x` `=` `4` Coefficient of the middle term `6``:2` `=` `3` Divide it by `2` `(3)^2` `=` `9` Square This number will make a perfect square on the left side.Add `9` to both sides of the equation to keep the balance, then form a square of a binomial`x^26x` `=` `4` `x^26x` `+9` `=` `4` `+9` `(x3)^2` `=` `5` Finally, take the square root of both sides and continue solving for `x`.`(x3)^2` `=` `5` `x3` `=` `sqrt(5)` `x3` `+3` `=` `+sqrt(5)` `+3` Add `3` to both sides `x` `=` `3+sqrt5` The roots can also be written individually`=` `3+sqrt5` `=` `3sqrt5` `3+sqrt5` 
Question 2 of 5
2. Question
Solve by completing the square`4x^2+8x7=0`Hint
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Completing the square is done by taking the coefficient of `x`, halving it and then squaring it. Then we add the new value to both sides of the equation.Divide the equation by `4` to reduce the coefficient of `x^2``4x^2+8x7` `=` `0` `4x^2+8x7``:4` `=` `0``:4` `x^2+2x7/4` `=` `0` Take the coefficient of the middle term, divide it by two and then square it.`x^2+``2``x7/4` `=` `0` Coefficient of the middle term `2``:2` `=` `1` Divide it by `2` `(1)^2` `=` `1` Square This number will make a perfect square on the left side.Add and subtract `1` to the left side of the equation to keep the balance, then form a square of a binomial`x^2+2x7/4` `=` `0` `x^2+2x` `+11``7/4` `=` `0` `(x+1)^217/4` `=` `0` `(x+1)^211/4` `=` `0` Move the constant to the right`(x+1)^211/4` `=` `0` `(x+1)^211/4` `+11/4` `=` `0` `+11/4` Add `11/4` to both sides `(x+1)^2` `=` `11/4` Finally, take the square root of both sides and continue solving for `x`.`(x+1)^2` `=` `11/4` `sqrt((x+1)^2)` `=` `sqrt(11/4)` `x+1` `=` `+(sqrt11)/2` `x+1` `1` `=` `+(sqrt11)/2` `1` Subtract `1` from both sides `x` `=` `1+(sqrt11)/2` The roots can also be written individually`=` `1+(sqrt11)/2` `=` `1(sqrt11)/2` `1+(sqrt11)/2` 
Question 3 of 5
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Solve by completing the square`4x^2+21x=x+5`Hint
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Completing the square is done by taking the coefficient of `x`, halving it and then squaring it. Then we add the new value to both sides of the equation.Simplify the equation and divide the equation by `4` to reduce the coefficient of `x^2``4x^2+21x` `=` `x+5` `4x^2+21x` `x` `=` `x+5` `x` Subtract `x` from both sides `4x^2+20x` `=` `5` `(4x^2+20x)``:(4)` `=` `5``:(4)` Divide both sides by `4` `x^25x` `=` `5/4` Take the coefficient of the middle term, divide it by two and then square it.`x^2``5``x` `=` `5/4` Coefficient of the middle term `5``:2` `=` `5/2` Divide it by `2` `(5/2)^2` `=` `25/4` Square This number will make a perfect square on the left side.Add `25/4` to both sides to keep the balance, then form a square of a binomial`x^25x` `=` `5/4` `x^25x` `+25/4` `=` `5/4` `+25/4` `(x5/2)^2` `=` `20/4` `(x5/2)^2` `=` `5` Finally, take the square root of both sides and continue solving for `x`.`(x5/2)^2` `=` `5` `sqrt((x5/2)^2)` `=` `sqrt5` `x5/2` `=` `+sqrt5` `x5/2` `+5/2` `=` `+sqrt5` `+5/2` Add 5/2 to both sides `x` `=` `5/2+sqrt5` The roots can also be written individually`=` `5/2+sqrt5` `=` `5/2sqrt5` `5/2+sqrt5` 
Question 4 of 5
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Solve by completing the square`9x^2+10x100=4x^2+15`Hint
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Completing the square is done by taking the coefficient of `x`, halving it and then squaring it. Then we add the new value to both sides of the equation.Simplify the equation, making sure that `x^2` has `1` as a coefficient`9x^2+10x100` `=` `4x^2+15` `9x^2+10x100` `4x^2` `=` `4x^2+15` `4x^2` Subtract `4x^2` from both sides `5x^2+10x100` `=` `15` `5x^2+10x100` `+100` `=` `15` `+100` Add `100` to both sides `5x^2+10x` `=` `115` `5x^2+10x``:5` `=` `115``:5` Divide both sides by `5` `x^2+2x` `=` `23` Take the coefficient of the middle term, divide it by two and then square it.`x^2+``2``x` `=` `23` Coefficient of the middle term `2``:2` `=` `1` Divide it by `2` `(1)^2` `=` `1` Square This number will make a perfect square on the left side.Add `1` to both sides to keep the balance, then form a square of a binomial`x^2+2x` `=` `23` `x^2+2x` `+1` `=` `23` `+1` `(x+1)^2` `=` `24` Finally, take the square root of both sides and continue solving for `x`.`(x+1)^2` `=` `24` `sqrt((x+1)^2)` `=` `sqrt(24)` `x+1` `=` `+2sqrt6` `x+1` `1` `=` `+2sqrt6` `1` Subtract `1` from both sides `x` `=` `1+2sqrt6` The roots can also be written individually`=` `1+2sqrt6` `=` `12sqrt6` `1+2sqrt6` 
Question 5 of 5
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Find the vertex of the function:`y=3x^29x+4`Hint
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`y=a(xh)^2+k`where `(h,k)` is the vertexCompleting the square is done by taking the coefficient of `x`, halving it and then squaring it. Then we add the new value to both sides of the equation.To find the vertex, transform the given function into vertex formStart by leaving `x` terms on the right side and factoring it out`y` `=` `3x^29x+4` `y``4` `=` `3x^29x+4``4` Subtract `4` from both sides `y4` `=` `3x^29x` `y4` `=` `3(x^23x)` Factor out `3` Take the coefficient of the `x` term, divide it by two and then square it.`y4` `=` `3(x^2``3``x)` Coefficient of the `x` term `=` $$\frac{\color{#00880A}{3}}{2}$$ Divide it by `2` $$({\frac{\color{#00880A}{3}}{2}})^2$$ `=` `9/4` Square This number will make the `x` terms a perfect square.Add and subtract `9/4` to the grouping of `x` terms to keep the balance.`y4` `=` `3(x^23x)` `y4` `=` `3(x^23x+``9/4````9/4``)` Add and subtract `9/4` Now, transform the grouping of `x` terms into a square of a binomial.[show cross method with two `x`’s on the left and two `3/2`s on the right]`y4` `=` `3[(x3/2)(x3/2)9/4]` `y4` `=` `3[(x3/2)^29/4]` Now, distribute `3` and leave `y` on the left side`y4` `=` `3[(x3/2)^29/4]` `y4` `=` `3(x3/2)^23(9/4)` Distribute `3` `y4` `=` `3(x3/2)^227/4` `y4``+4` `=` `3(x3/2)^227/4``+4` Add `4` to both sides `y` `=` `3(x3/2)^211/4` Finally, the function is in vertex formCompare the function to the general vertex form to get the vertex`y` `=` `a(xh)^2+k` `y` `=` `3(x3/2)^211/4` `h` `=` `3/2` `=` `1 1/2` `k` `=` `11/4` `=` `2 3/4` `(1 1/2, 2 3/4)`
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