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Solve 4+16x=3 using completing the square.

 Apr 5, 2021
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Hey there, Guest!

 

I don't get what the "completing the square" part means, but I'll answer your linear equation.

 

Step 1: Simplify both sides of the equation.

16x+4=3

 

Step 2: Subtract 4 from both sides.

16x+4−4=3−4

16x=−1

 

Step 3: Divide both sides by 16.

\(\frac{16x}{16}\)=\(\frac{-1}{16}\)

\(x=\frac{-1}{16}\)

 

If you missed that, the answer is -1/16.

 

Hope this helped! :)

( ゚д゚)つ Bye

 Apr 5, 2021
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Maybe you meant      4^x^2 + 16x =3   ?      Divide through by 4

                                   x^2 + 4x = 3/4       take 1/2 of the x coeffecient (which is 4) ....square it and add it to the equation on both sides

                                   x^2 +4x + 4 = 3/4 +4

                                  (x+2)^2   = 4 3/4             now take sqrt of both sides

                                    x+2      = ±√(19/4)

                                    x = -2  ±√(19) /2

 Apr 5, 2021
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Hello! Completing the square is not used for linear equations, it is a method of turning the quadratic $ax^2+bx+c=0$ into the form $a(x+b)^2+c=0$, which is not applicable for linear equations.

 Apr 5, 2021

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