Re: express a quadratic, in the form (x+a)^2 + b

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg84352] Re: express a quadratic, in the form (x+a)^2 + b*From*: "Joseph Fagan" <noemailplease at nowhere.ru>*Date*: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 00:03:42 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fkan3b$d6k$1@smc.vnet.net>

No responses - is that because it's too easy, too hard, too dull or too dumb? "Joseph Fagan" <noemailplease at nowhere.ru> wrote in message news:fkan3b$d6k$1 at smc.vnet.net... > I'm a Mathematica beginner. > I wish to express a quadratic, in the form (x+a)^2 + b > eg to express x^2 + 4x + 7 as (x+2)^2 + 3 > Is there an easy way? > Thanks > Joe > > >