Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.5 - Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs - Exercise Set: 59

Answer

$\frac{1}{4}$

Work Step by Step

To create a perfect square trinomial you take the coefficient of x, divide it by two, and square the results. OR $(\frac{b}{2})^{2}$. In this problem $b=1$. So $(\frac{1}{2})^{2}=\frac{1}{4}$.
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