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When the expression -2x^2 - 10x - 83 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?

 Jan 24, 2022
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See the previous two examples for methodology.....

 

here is a start

 

-2 ( x^2 + 5x)    - 83             now complete the square.......

 Jan 24, 2022

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