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20 July, 13:46

What number should be added to both sides of the equation to complete the square?

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x2 - 6x = 5

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  1. 20 July, 14:58
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    add 9 to each side

    Step-by-step explanation:

    x^2 - 6x = 5

    Take the coefficient of the x term

    -6

    Divide by 2

    -6/2=3

    Square it

    3^2 = 9

    Add 9 to each side

    x^2 - 6x+9 = 5+9

    (x-3) ^2=14
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