1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I need to know how to complete the square, I need to know how to do this to get (this is to find the vertex of the quadratic function and the x intercept(s) f(x)=aX2+bX+c to f(x)=a(x-h)2+k It would be helpfull to see walkthroughs for when a=1 and when "a" does not equal 1. questions: -3x2+9x+(1/4) and x2-6x-2 2. Relevant equations I dont think theres any, just that to get y set x=0 and to get x set y=0, for the intersepts that is. h=horizontal shift in the graph k=verticle shift in the graph there is this shortcut too.... f(x)=a(x-h)2+k and the vertex will be ((-b/2a),c-(b2/4a)) 3. The attempt at a solution Well, I'm learning this all out of school, and the book doesn't really explain how to do this very well, so I have no idea what do to. Could someone make walkthroughs on how to solve both of the question? This will help me tremendusly as I have been stuck on what to do now.