# How do you solve #x^2 + 10x + 24 = 0# using completing the square?

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Hence

#### Explanation:

So we have:

Add

So:

Subtract

That is

Factor

#### Explanation:

x = -5 + 1 = -4

x = -5 - 1 = -6

Create a perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation, then factor it and solve for

#### Explanation:

We are going to create a perfect square trinomial on the left side of the equation, then solve for

Subtract

Divide the coefficient of the

We now have a perfect square trinomial on the left side, in which

Take the square root of both sides.