Thu. 11/6 Agenda:

* Review HW for Sec. 7.6
* Begin 7.7 on quadratic equations , incl. 4 methods of solving .
Sec. 7.7 HW #1-4, 9-35 odd, 37-48 all

Four Methods:

1. Factoring,
2. Square Root Method,
3. Completing the Square, and

Each method works better for certain kinds of problems.

Method 1: Factoring and the ZPP

The ZPP ( zero product principle ) states:
If ab = 0, then either a = 0 or b = 0.

Method 2: Square Root Method

The SRP (square root principle) states:
If x^2 = k and k≥0, then the two solutions are

Method 2: Square Root Method

The SRP (square root principle) states:
If x^2 = k and k≥0, then the two solutions are

Method 3: Complete the Square

A perfect square trinomial (PST) has the form
(x+d)^2 = x^2 + 2dx + d^2.

Which of the fol lowing are PST \'s?

Method 3: Complete the Square

A perfect square trinomial (PST) has the form
(x+d)^2 = x^2 + 2dx + d^2.

Make the following into PST\'s.

Method 3: Complete the Square

A perfect square trinomial (PST) has the form
(x+d)^2 = x^2 + 2dx + d^2.

Solve by 1) completing the square to form a perfect square
trinomial and then 2) applying the square root principle:

If ax^2 + bx + c = 0, then the two solutions are:

(Proof is based on completing the square).

Before we practice, let\'s review what we have so far:
Method 1: Factor and use ZPP
Method 2: Use the Square Root Principle
Method 3: Complete the Square, then use Method 2.
Method 4: Use the Quadratic Formula, then Simplify .

PS4 #4 asks you to reflect on the types of problems that are best
handled by each of these methods.
For instance, the Quadratic Formula "always works," but it
is cumbersome and may not be the best approach in all cases.

If ax^2 + bx + c = 0, then the two solutions are:

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