# How do you solve the quadratic equation by completing the square: #x^2+2x-5=0#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First, get your quadratic equation to the form

To do that, add

Next, divide the coefficient of the **2**, square the result. then add it to both sides of the equation.

This will get you

Notice that you can rewrite the left side of the equation as the **square of a binomial**

You will now have

Take the square root of both sides