The problem of completing the square is to transform a second order degree polynomial as follows:
where p and q are unknows parameters to be determined.
To determine unknown parameters p and q, transform the equality above as follows:
and then, open the brackets:
To maintain the correct equality, equate the coefficients at the same degrees:
The first equation of the system is the correct identity for any values of a, so it can be excluded. From the second equation, find the parameter p and substitute the resulting expression into the third equation:
Simplify third equation and find the value of the parameter q:
Substitute values of parameters p and q into the first equation at the top of the page and get the formula for completing the square of second order degree polynomial:
The problem of completing the square often occurs when solving problems of rational functions integration. Moreover, by solving the problem of completing the square, one can obtain a formula for solving quadratic equations.
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