# How do you solve # y^2 - 3y - 14 = 0# using completing the square?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 6, 2015

Add 14 to both sides, then add half the square of the coefficient of

#### Explanation:

1) Add 14 to both sides of the equation

2) Add half the square of

3) Now the left side is a perfect square; remember to simplify the right hand side too

4) Take

5) Add the remaining fraction on the left to *both* sides and simplify your roots

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