# What does completing the square mean?

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Sep 16, 2014

Completing the square is a method that represents a quadratic equation as a combination of quadrilateral used to form a square.

The basis of this method is to discover a special value that when added to both sides of the quadratic that will create a perfect square trinomial.

That special value is found by evaluation the expression

A quadratic that is a perfect square is very easy to solve.

Please take a look at the video to see an example of completing the square visually.