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

##### 1 Answer

Apr 17, 2018

#### Explanation:

Half the middle term, add it to

Take away the term previously halved, but squared.

*Turn the extra constant to have the same denominator to make simplifying easier*

Simplify:

Solving:

Plus the constant, making it cancel out:

Get rid of the square bracket by square rooting:

Minus the constant:

Simplify (If needed):

Therefore our 2 answers are: