# Completing the square

#### Mukilab

2x2 + 8x - 3 = 0

My method:
$$\displaystyle 2((x^2+8x+16)-16)-3\longrightarrow 2((x+4)^2-16)-3 \longrightarrow 2(x+4)^2=35$$

2x2 + 8x - 3 = 0

My method:
$$\displaystyle 2((x^2+8x+16)-16)-3\longrightarrow 2((x+4)^2-16)-3 \longrightarrow 2(x+4)^2=35$$
$$\displaystyle 2(x+4)(x+4)=35\ is\ 2x^2+16x+32=35$$

which is $$\displaystyle 2x^2+16x-3=0$$

Instead $$\displaystyle 2x^2+8x=3$$

$$\displaystyle x^2+4x=\frac{3}{2}$$

$$\displaystyle x^2+2(2x)+2^2-2^2=\frac{3}{2}$$

$$\displaystyle (x+2)^2-4=\frac{3}{2}$$

$$\displaystyle (x+2)^2-\frac{11}{2}=0$$

$$\displaystyle 2(x+2)^2-11=0$$

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