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# Completing the square when coefficient >1 watch

1. Say if I completed the square and got like 5(x+2)2+3

How would I solve it to find x? It's just the number in front that confuses me, would I just find the sqrt of the brackets like normal?

Thanks!
2. (Original post by Qaiys)
Say if I completed the square and got like 5(x+2)2+3

How would I solve it to find x? It's just the number in front that confuses me, would I just find the sqrt of the brackets like normal?

Thanks!

There are no real solutions for this but you would take the square root of both sides to get x if the RHS was positive.
3. (Original post by Super199)

There are no real solutions for this but you would take the square root of both sides to get x if the RHS was positive.
Okay, thanks!
4. (Original post by Qaiys)
Say if I completed the square and got like 5(x+2)2+3

How would I solve it to find x? It's just the number in front that confuses me, would I just find the sqrt of the brackets like normal?

Thanks!

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