# How do you solve the equation #x^2-8x+15=0# by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 15, 2016

x= 5, 3

#### Explanation:

To make a complete square of the terms

To arrive at the number to be added and subtracted, first half the coefficient of x, then square that figure to get the required number. It has to be made sure that coefficient of

As can be seen now, the terms

x-4=

Therefore, x=5 , 3