# SOLUTION: I'm homeschooled and I can't seem to get the steps of this problem. My mom finally gave me the answer, but I still can't get the steps. What are the solutions to the equation x^

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 422040: I'm homeschooled and I can't seem to get the steps of this problem. My mom finally gave me the answer, but I still can't get the steps. What are the solutions to the equation x^2 - 6x + 5 = -8? The answer is: 3 + 2i and 3 - 2i Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What are the solutions to the equation x^2 - 6x + 5 = -8? : Complete the square to solve this one x^2 - 6x + __ = -8 - 5 : x^2 - 6x + __ = -13 : To complete the square divide the coefficient of x by 2 and square it: 3^2 = 9 Add 9 to both sides x^2 - 6x + 9 = -13 + 9 : x^2 - 6x + 9 = -4 Which is (x - 3)^2 = -4 : Find the square root of both sides x - 3 = +/- remove the square root of -1; "i" x - 3 = +/- x - 3 = +/- 2i Two solutions x = 3 + 2i x = 3 - 2i