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Solving quadratics can be difficult. Completing the square is one method for solving a quadratic equation. A quadratic equation can also be solved by factoring, using the square roots, or using the quadratic formula. The cool thing is that solving quadratic equations by completing the square will always work when solving quadratic equations, and the technique is a good tool to have in your math tool belt.

How Do You Complete the Square?

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