# How do you solve #2x^2-5x-3=0# by completing the square?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Completing the square means that you want to write

on the form

First, let's get rid of the constant in front of the 2nd degree term:

We want this on the form

i.e.

Comparing term for term, we see that

We, therefore, have

or

Therefore

#### Explanation:

Given:

On dividing this equatin by

Add

[because

So

Taking the square root on both sides and solving it.