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When the expression -5x^2 + 20x - 17 + 3x^2 + 12x - 8 is written in the form a(x + d)^2 + e, where a, d, and e are constants, then what is the sum a + d + e?

 May 29, 2021
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First, let's simplify. 

-5x^2 + 20x - 17 + 3x^2 + 12x - 8

-2x^2 + 32x - 25

-2(x-8)^2+103

 

=^._.^=

 May 29, 2021

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