# How do you solve #x^2 - 4x - 7 = 0# by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

The process of completing the square converts the quadratic equation into a perfect square trinomial.

First move the constant,

Next take the coefficient of the

Simplify

Condense the equation

Check out this tutorial on completing the square graphically.

Check out this tutorial on completing the square analytically.