# SOLUTION: Find the perfect square trinomial whose first two terms are given. x square + 8x

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Square-cubic-other-roots Question 122841This question is from textbook college algebra : Find the perfect square trinomial whose first two terms are given. x square + 8xThis question is from textbook college algebra Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is the way you complete the square. : The rules is divide the coefficient of x by 2, then square that value That give you the 3rd term in a perfect square: : x^2 + 8x + ____ : In this problem the coefficient of x is 8 Divide by 2, results in 4 Square 4; results is 16 We have: x^2 + 8x + 16 If you factor (x+4)(x+4); FOIL this and you get the equation above, right? or (x+4)^2