#### Solving a quadratic equation by completing the square

## What is the formula for completing the square?

Completing the Square is a method used to solve a quadratic equation by changing the form of the equation so that the left side is a perfect square trinomial . To solve ax2+bx+c=0 by completing the square: 1. Transform the equation so that the constant term, c , is alone on the right side.

## Can all quadratic equations be solved by completing the square?

The idea of completing the square is to add something to an equation to make that equation a perfect square. This makes solving a lot of equations easy. In fact, all quadratic equations can be solved by completing the square.

## What’s the point of completing the square?

Completing the Square is a technique which can be used to find maximum or minimum values of quadratic functions. We can also use this technique to change or simplify the form of algebraic expressions. We can use it for solving quadratic equations.

## Why is it called completing the square?

(By the way, this process is called “completing the square” because we add a term to convert the quadratic expression into something that factors as the square of a binomial; that is, we’ve “completed” the expression to create a perfect-square binomial.)

## What method can you use to solve all quadratic equations?

Solving quadratic equations can be difficult, but luckily there are several different methods that we can use depending on what type of quadratic that we are trying to solve. The four methods of solving a quadratic equation are factoring, using the square roots, completing the square and the quadratic formula.

## Can you always use completing the square?

Here’s the best news yet: Completing the square will always work, unlike the factoring method, which, of course, requires that the trinomial be factorable. However, you need to learn one thing before I can show you how to complete the square: how to eliminate exponents in equations.

## How do you complete a square with two variables?

Strategies for completing the square – Circles:Move all terms containing x x x and y y y to one side, and the constant term (if there is) to the other side.Divide the equation by the coefficient of x x x and y y y if it’s different from one.Complete the square in x x x and y y y.Rearrange and identify its elements.

## What value of C makes a perfect square?

144

## What are the three steps for solving a quadratic equation?

There are three basic methods for solving quadratic equations: factoring, using the quadratic formula, and completing the square.