How to Complete the Square


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Completing the square involves changing a quadratic equation from standard form into _____.

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1. When completing the square on the quadratic equation listed below, how is c calculated?

2. When completing the square, a quadratic trinomial is turned into _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing the square involves taking a standard form equation and turning it into a different form. In this quiz, you will be tested on the ins and outs of completing the square, as well as finding values necessary to do so.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on completing the square tests your ability to:

  • Figure out a value needed to complete the square on a given quadratic equation
  • Know how a quadratic trinomial is affected by completing the square
  • Understand the relationship between a quadratic equation and completing the square

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw relevant information from the lesson on completing the square
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider a trinomial you could complete the square on without needing extra work
  • Problem solving - solve for values in order to successfully complete a square

Additional Learning

If you still want to learn more, the lesson called How to Complete the Square covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how to factor an equation into standard form
  • Define the c value of an equation
  • Use a real life example to apply the knowledge of how to complete the square

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