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Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

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Examples, videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra students learn about solving quadratic equations by completing the square.

The following diagram shows how to use the Completing the Square method to solve quadratic equations. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions of solving quadratic equations using completing the square.
Complete the Square

Completing the Square - Solving Quadratic Equations
Examples:
1. x2 + 6x - 7 = 0
2. 2x2 - 10x - 3 = 0
3. -x2 - 6x + 7 = 0
Quadratic Equations - Completing the Square
Examples:
1. x2 + 12x - 31 = 0
2. x2 - 8x + 10 = 0
3. 2x2 - 10x + 8 = 0
4. 3x2 - 8x + 5 = 0



Solving a quadratic by completing the square
How to solve a quadratic equation by completing the square?
In this tutorial, you are shown how to solve a quadratic equation that does not factorise easily by the method of completing the square.

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