# How do you solve #x^2-2x-14=0# by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 27, 2017

#### Explanation:

First, you have to move the 14 to the other side by adding it :

To complete the square you divide the term with one x by 2 and then take that number and square it :

We then take that 1 and add it to both sides of the equation :

Now we can factor the left side of the equation :

Take the square root of both sides to get rid of the square on the left hand side (be sure to add the

which then equals...

Now get x by itself :