# How do you solve using the completing the square method #2x^2 - x - 5 = 0#?

##### 1 Answer

x-axis and y-axis Intercepts can be found in the normal way

#### Explanation:

For a more in depth approach have a look at my solution to

http://socratic.org/s/asD9k2Ch. Diferent values but the method is sound.

Write as:

For the

So the left hand side becomes:

Remove the

Move the index (power)

Square the constant

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