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Calculus Summer Assignment Help

Postby Jaraldo on Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:56 pm

Please help with the following problem:

For the equation: y=x^2+4x+3 complete the square and reduce to one of the standard forms: y-b=A(x-a)^2 or x-a=A(y-b)^2

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Re: Calculus Summer Assignment Help

Postby maggiemagnet on Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:22 pm

Jaraldo wrote:For the equation: y=x^2+4x+3 complete the square and reduce to one of the standard forms: y-b=A(x-a)^2 or x-a=A(y-b)^2

They show the steps for this here. Where are you stuck? Thanks!
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Re: Calculus Summer Assignment Help  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby jg.allinsymbols on Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:19 am

Jaraldo wrote:Please help with the following problem:

For the equation: y=x^2+4x+3 complete the square and reduce to one of the standard forms: y-b=A(x-a)^2 or x-a=A(y-b)^2

Thanks :wave:


An intermediate algebra problem it is; a calculus problem it is not.

You want to add and subtract the missing square term, (4/2)^2=4. That will allow you to have a factorable quadratic expression and put the entire equation into standard form.
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Re: Calculus Summer Assignment Help

Postby Jaraldo on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Ok thank you a lot I think I figured it out
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