# How do you solve the quadratic equation by completing the square: #y^2 + 16y = 2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 14, 2018

#### Explanation:

to complete the square you use the formula:

a must equal 1

the completed square is:

Here we go, in your function the y is the general formula's x:

we add c to both sides so we don't alter the equation

now solve c:

now complete the square:

Now solve: