# Math Help - completing the square

1. ## completing the square

complete the square...

x^2-6x+1=0

2x^2+8x-1=0

2. Originally Posted by ashleeyy-
complete the square...

x^2-6x+1=0
$x^2-6x = -1$

$(x+3)^2 - 9 = -1$

2x^2+8x-1=0
Divide by 2

$x^2+4x-\frac{1}{2} = 0$

Solve in the same manner as above