I have only just recently started this topic ... (3 topic in AS maths for me)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have 1 question with two parts.I just can't seem to get the answer!

"Express, in the form [tex](px+q)^2 + r [/tex] whereby p > 0"

a) [tex] 16x^2 -8x +11[/tex]

b) [tex] 9x^2 +3x +1[/tex]

I don't seem to find a problem doing any of these when the coefficient of X squared is 1, but when it is bigger than 1, it causes me problems!

I would be gratefull if some once could at least help me through the first 1, so i can understand the method.Thanks.

Regards

Mo

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# Homework Help: Completing the Square

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