## On this page I will be explaining Completing The Square, which is a technique for finding the x values of a quadratic polynomial.

x^2 + 12x + 32 = 0

x^2 + 12x = -32

b = 12 so 12/2 = 6, 6^2 = 36. Our equation will now look like: x^2 + 12x + 36 = 4

x^2 + 12x + 36 = (x+6)(x+6)

(x+6)^2 = 4

We do this to simplify the equations so we're able to use our properties to find x.

x+-6 = +-4

x = -4, -8