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The quadratic x^2-8x+1 can be written in the form ,(x+b)^2+c where b and c are constants. What is b+c?

 May 22, 2022
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x^2 - 8x + 1 = (x^2 - 8x + 16) - 15 = (x - 4)^2 - 15

 

Now the answer is obvious.

 May 22, 2022

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