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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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Determine the number that should be added to complete the square of each expression. Then factor each expression.

A. p^2 + 14p

B. x^2 + (1/3)x

Question A

Divide 14 by 2 and square the quotient.

So, (14/7)^2 = (7)^2 = 49

The number that should be added is 49.

p^2 + 14p + 49 factors put to be (p + 7)(p + 7) or (p + )^2.

Question B

Same steps as shown for Question A.

(1/3) ÷ 2

(1/3) (1/2) = 1/6

(1/6)^2 = 1/36.

The number that sould be added is 1/36.

x^2 + (1/3)x + (1/36) factors out to be (x + 1/6)(x + 1/6) or

(x + 1/6)^2.

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Yes I do

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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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Bob wrote:

Yes I do

Bob

I found this problem to be interestingly simple.

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