# How do you solve #6x^2 + 13x = 5# by completing the square?

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#### Explanation:

For ease of explanation - remember that the general form of a quadratic is

The constant (c) has already been moved to the RHS.

We need to make the LHS into the square of a binomial (ie a perfect square)

Step 1.

Step 2: complete the square by adding the missing third term (to both sides)

Step 3. Write as

Step 4: square root both sides.