# How do you solve by completing the square 2x^2+7x-1=0?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 1, 2015

Remove the constant from the left-side by adding

Divide all terms by

If the first 2 terms of

then

Add (7/4)^2 to both sides of the equation

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

Take the square root of both sides (remember both plus and minus)

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