I am assuming that you are familiar with squaring a bracket. If not I would encourage you to look at this short video first before tackling completing the square.

In this series of three tutorials I take you through all the different types, depending on the x^{2} term.

## Completing the square for when you get x^{2} terms only

## Completing the square for when you get 2x^{2}, 3x^{2},… terms

## Completing the square for when you get -x^{2}, -2x^{2},… terms