College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - Quadratic Functions and Their Properties - 4.3 Assess Your Understanding - Page 299: 3



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RECALL: To complete the square for $x^2+bx$, $(\frac{b}{2})^2$ must be added. The given expression has $b=-5$. Thus, to complete the square, add $(\frac{-5}{2})^2=\frac{25}{4}$. Therefore, the missing expression in the given statement is: $\dfrac{25}{4}$
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