This program executes and displays steps and variables for the method known as completing the square. In algebra, completing the square is a technique for converting a quadratic polynomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c to the form a(…..)^2 + constant. The expression inside the parenthesis is of the form (x ? constant). Thus completing the square converts ax2 + bx + c to a(x – h)^2 + k. Completing the square is used in solving quadratic equations, graphing quadratic functions, evaluating integrals in calculus and finding Laplace transforms. In algebra, completing the square is considered a basic operation, and is often applied to any computation involving quadratic polynomials.
|Title:||Completing the Square|
|Requirements:||Requires the ti-83 plus or a ti-84 model.
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|Brief Description:||TI-84 Plus and TI-83 Plus graphing calculator program uses the completing the square method for solving quadratic equations.|
|Keywords:||Program, Algebra, ti-83 Plus, ti-84 Plus C SE, ti-84 Plus SE, ti-84 Plus, Calculator, Completing, the, Square|