Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 10 - Quadratic Equations - 10.2 - Completing the Square - Problem Set 10.2 - Page 449: 44


The answer is below.

Work Step by Step

In order to complete the square, the coefficient in front of the $x^2$ term must be 0. Therefore, in order to fix this error, the student should first divide everything in the equation by 4. Once this is done, the student can solve as normal.
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