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Express x^2-8x+5 in the form (x-a)^2-b where a and b are integers

 Sep 23, 2020
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x^2 - 8x + 5 = 0

x^2 - 8x + (8/2)^2 = (8/2)^2 -5

(x - 4)^2 = 16 - 5

(x - 4)^2 = 11

(x - a)^2 - b = (x - 4)^2 -11

 Sep 23, 2020

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