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When the expression -2x^2 - 20x - 53 + 14x + 17 is written in the form a(x + d)^2 + e, where a, d, and e are constants, then what is the sum a + d + e?

 Apr 5, 2022
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-2 x^2 -6x -36 =

-2 (x^2+-3x) - 36

-2 (x+1.5)2   + 4.5 - 36

 

-2 (x+1.5)2 - 31.5

 Apr 5, 2022

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