# How do you solve the quadratic equation by completing the square: #2x^2 - 7x = 2#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Divide both sides by

To complete the square means to force a perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation in the form

Divide the coefficient of the

The common denominator for

We now have a perfect square trinomial on the left side, where

Take the square root of both sides.

Solve for