# POLQ 2 | Lesson 2 | Solutions (Completing the Square)

Solutions:

Students should see that the original expression is  $$x^2 + 6x +4$$ and that 5 needs to be added to complete the square. The new expression is $$x^2 + 6x +9 -5.$$

Factored the expression is $$(x+3)^2 -5$$.