# How do you solve by completing the square: #2x^2 + 8x + 1 = 0#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 31, 2015

Reduce the coefficient of

#x^2+4x +1/2 = 0

Remove the constant

To "complete the square" we are looking for a value

From our equation we know that

and

Add

or

Take the square root of both sides

Therefore

or