Completing the Square
Completing the Square is a method commonly used to solve quadratic equations. Often times, a quadratic equation can be factored and solved easily. However, there are plenty of times when an equation is not factorable. By completing the square, a quadratic equation originally in standard form is rewritten into vertex form.
is converted into
through the process of completing the square.
Perfect Square Trinomial
A perfect square trinomial is a big fancy word for a simple concept. It is a quadratic equation that factors perfectly into two identical binomials.