# How do you solve #x^2+8x+18 = 0# by completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 4, 2016

No Solution

#### Explanation:

To complete the square, we need the perfect square of the equation of

We get 16, which means that we must change our current equation to have a 16.

By subtracting 2 from both sides, we get that 16. Now, we can simplify the left hand side into the perfect square

This means

We now square root both side, giving us

They can never be a negative square root, so therefore there is no answer.