SOLUTION: quadratic equation completing the square x^2+4x-32=0 please work this one for me I'm stumped....answer is 4,-8

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 Question 84680: quadratic equation completing the square x^2+4x-32=0 please work this one for me I'm stumped....answer is 4,-8Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!completing the square means making a "perfect square" out of the quadratic ... you can't change the x terms, but the numbers are fair game x^2+4x=32 ... to make a perfect square; take half of the x coefficient, square it, and add (4/2)^2=4 ... x^2+4x+4=32+4 ... (x+2)^2=36 ... take square root x+2=+-6 ... so x=4 and x=-8