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

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 $$x^2+6x+4+5-5$$ or $$x^2+6x+9-5$$

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