Jon P. answered • 06/16/15

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To solve this, you divide the coefficient of the term with the first power of the variable by 2, and then square the result.

A) (5/6) ÷ 2 = 5/12. (5/12)

^{2}= 25/144B) -7 ÷ 2 = -7/2. (-7/2)

^{2}= 49/4 (It doesn't actually matter if you use -7 or 7, since squaring either one will give the same result.)By the way, if the term with the second power of the variable had a coefficient other than 1, then the method would be slightly different.

Andrew M.

^{2}+(5/6)r + 25/144^{2}^{2}-7p+ 49/4^{2}06/16/15