Here is an example of how to solve a quadratic equation by completing the square. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First make sure the equation is in standard form- highest to lowest power

2. Next perform the operations to set up a perfect square on both sides of the equation

3. Take the square root of both sides and finish the steps to find the two solutions

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations