Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 9 - Quadratic Functions and Equations - 9-5 Completing the Square - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 580: 35


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Work Step by Step

$s^2+5s=-11$ Compare it with the standard form of quadratic equation $ax^2+bx+c$, we have $a=1, b=5$ To complete the square, add $\frac{25}{4}$ on both sides. $s^2+5s+\frac{25}{4}=-11+\frac{25}{4}$ Thus, we get no solution.
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