# How do you complete the square to solve #0=5x^2 + 2x - 3#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

**Step 1.** Write your equation in standard form.

**Step 2.** Move the constant to the right hand side of the equation.

Add

**Step 3.** Divide both sides of the equation by the coefficient of

Divide both sides by 5.

**Step 4.** Square the coefficient of x and divide by 4.

**Step 5.** Add the result to each side.

**Step 6.** Take the square root of each side.

**Case 1**

**Case 2**

So

**Check:** Substitute the values of

**(a)**

**(b)**