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# Completing the Square Calculator

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###  Difficult Problems

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Here, we show you a step-by-step solved example of completing the square. This solution was automatically generated by our smart calculator:

$x^2+8x+20$
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Add and subtract $\displaystyle\left(\frac{b}{2a}\right)^2$

$x^2+8x+20+\left(\frac{8}{2}\right)^2-\left(\frac{8}{2}\right)^2$
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Divide $8$ by $2$

$x^2+8x+20+4^2-\left(\frac{8}{2}\right)^2$
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Divide $8$ by $2$

$x^2+8x+20+4^2-1\cdot 4^2$
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Calculate the power $4^2$

$x^2+8x+20+16-1\cdot 16$
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Multiply $-1$ times $16$

$x^2+8x+20+16-16$
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Subtract the values $20$ and $-16$

$\left(x+4\right)^2+4$

##  Final answer to the problem

$\left(x+4\right)^2+4$

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