# How do you solve #6x + 4 = x^2 # by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 19, 2015

#### Explanation:

Completing the square means forcing a perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation.

Bring all terms to the left side.

Multiply boths sides times

Add

Divide the x-term by 2 and square the result. Add to both sides of the equation.

We now have a perfect square trinomial on the left side.

Substitute

Take the square root of both sides and solve for

Add

Solve for