What real value of t produces the smallest value of the quadratic t^2 + 9t - 36 - 7t + 45?
We first combine like terms and get:
\(x^2 + 2x + 9\)
Then, we complete the square to get:
\(x^2 + 2x + 1 + 8\)
\((x+1)^2 + 8\)
Therefore, the minimum value of x is equal to -1
Oops sorry I replaced x with t