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**Answer:**

To write f(x) = 2×2 – 44x + 185, factor out **2 ** from the first two terms.

Next, form a perfect square trinomial keeping the value of the function equivalent:

f(x) = 2(x2 – 22x + 121) + 185 – 242

The function written in vertex form is f(x) = **2 **(x – **
11** )2 +

**-57**.

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