# How do you solve using the completing the square method #x^2 + 10x + 14 = -7#?

##### 1 Answer

See below.

#### Explanation:

The first thing you'll want to do is take the constant terms and put them to one side of the equation. In this case, that means subtracting

Now you want to take half of the

Note that the left side of this equation is a perfect square: it factors into

We can take the square root of both sides:

And subtract

Our solutions are therefore