# How do you solve #x^2 + 10x + 5 = 0 # by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

(see below for completing the squares method of solution)

#### Explanation:

Given:

Move the constant to the right side as

We know that

So if the first two terms of a squared binomial are

then

and we will need to add

Writing as a squared binomial and simplifying the right side:

Taking the square root of both sides:

Subtracting