How do you solve the quadratic equation by completing the square: #v^2 - 2v = 3#?
Your starting quadratic equation looks like this
Now, to solve quadratic equations by completing the square you need to add a term to both sides of the equation such that the left side of the equation becomes the aquare of a binomial.
To do that, divide the coefficient of the
In your case, you have
The quadratic becomes
The left side of the equation is equivalent to
You thus have
To solve this equation, take the square root from both sides of the equation
The two solutions to your equation are