# How do you solve #x^2+10x-2=0# by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 8, 2015

Force a perfect square trinomial on the left side. Take the square root of both sides and solve for

#### Explanation:

Add

Force a perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation.

Divide the coefficient of the

We now have a perfect square trinomial on the left side with the form

Take the square root of both sides.

Subtract