# How do you solve by completing the square for #2x^2+10x-4=0#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Take 2 out of the equation:

Complete the square in the brackets:

Simplify the equation:

First divide by

By this process you have written the left side as a 'perfect square'

This step is the 'completing the square '- add in the missing term to create a square.

Write the left side as the square of a binomial.

Find the two possible solutions: