Rewrite the expression g^4 + 18g^2 + 24 in the form c(g^2 + p)^2 + q. What is q?
This is completing the square.
Start by assigning g^2 as anything u like, in this case, I'll do Y. It just makes life easier for you.
g^2 = Y, rewrite the equation to get Y^2 + 18Y + 24.
Complete the Square to get: (Y+9)^2 + 24 - 81
So the answer to the question has to be 24-81 = __