To ind the "magic number" that will complete the square - use the formula (b/2)^2. Then add this "magic number" to both sides of the equation. After doing this, you will be able to factor the left hand side into a perfect square trinomial. Then simply take the square root of both sides and continue to solve for x. To divide a fraction by two remember to invert and multiply, then simply square the numerator (top) and the denominator (bottom). If you need more help. Let me know.