# Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

I Move the Constant Term to the RIGHT side of the equation,

Move the x^{2} and x terms to the LEFT side of the equation.

II Get a leading coefficient of 1 (i.e. 1x^{2} + ...). If necessary, divide both

sides of the equation by the coefficient of x^{2} .

III** Complete the Square ** by

Taking 1/2 of the coefficient of x ,

Square this result ,

Then add the squared result to Both Sides of the equation.

IV Factor the Perfect Square Trinomial on the left side of the equation.

V Use the Square Root Method (take the Square Root of Both SIDES of the

equation ) to solve the resulting equation.

** Solve the following Quadratic Equation by Completing the Square**

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