Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 9 - Quadratic Functions and Equations - 9-5 Completing the Square - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 565: 39


No solution

Work Step by Step

$m^2+4m+13=-8$ Compare it with the standard form of quadratic equation $ax^2+bx+c$, we have $a=1, b=4$ To complete the square, add $4$ on both sides. $m^2+4m+13+4=-8+4$ $(m+2)^2=-4-13$ $(m+2)^2=-17$ Thus, we get no solution.
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