Steps... 1.write the equation in the form ax(squared)+bx+c . 2.if a>0 or a<0, divide all the terms by a . 3.write the equation in this form ax(squared)+bx+__=c+__ . 4.complete the perfect square trinomial by (1/2 of b),then square the product . 5.write the product to the trinomial to the spaces givin . 6.determine the square of binomial on the left side, then simplify the right side of equation . 7.perform extracting square roots.