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Find the constant p such that x^2 - 5x - 12x + p is the square of a binomial.

 Feb 17, 2024
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If a number is a square of a binomial, it's discriminant is zero.

\(\Delta = {17}^2-4p=0\).

\(4p = {17}^2\)
\(p=\frac{{17}^{2}}{4}=\frac{289}{4}\).

 Feb 18, 2024

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