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

##### 1 Answer

Mar 31, 2015

Divide all terms of both sides of the equation by

then move the constant

To "complete the square" we need something of the form:

which equals

Since we have computed the coefficient of

and

Add

Rewrite the left-side as a square and simplify the right-side

Take the square root of both sides

or