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**sologuitar****Member**- Registered: 2022-09-19
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Determine the number that should be added to complete the square for the given expression.

p^2 + 14p

Thank you.

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Note that

The two expressions have p^2 in it and 2ap if you put a = 7

So add a^2 = 49 and you have a perfect square.

As a general rule find half the middle coefficient (14/2 = 7) and square it (49).

Bob

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**sologuitar****Member**- Registered: 2022-09-19
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Bob,

Thanks again. I will try a few on my own from the textbook.

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**sologuitar****Member**- Registered: 2022-09-19
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Bob wrote:

Note that

The two expressions have p^2 in it and 2ap if you put a = 7

So add a^2 = 49 and you have a perfect square.

As a general rule find half the middle coefficient (14/2 = 7) and square it (49).

Bob

Let me see.

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

The missing number that completes the square is 49.

You say?

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**amnkb****Member**- Registered: 2023-09-19
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harpazo1965 wrote:

Bob wrote:The two expressions have p^2 in it and 2ap if you put a = 7

So add a^2 = 49 and you have a perfect square.Let me see.

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

The missing number that completes the square is 49.

You say?

yes **that** is **what he said**

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**sologuitar****Member**- Registered: 2022-09-19
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amnkb wrote:

harpazo1965 wrote:Bob wrote:The two expressions have p^2 in it and 2ap if you put a = 7

So add a^2 = 49 and you have a perfect square.Let me see.

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

The missing number that completes the square is 49.

You say?yes

thatiswhat he said

Ok. Cool.

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