# Solving Quadratic Equations by Quadratic Formula

In many cases, factorising a quadratic equation or completing the square cane be long or difficult. We can instead use the quadratic formula. \( \begin{align} \displaystyle \require{color} ax^2 + bx + c &= 0 \\ ax^2 + bx &= -c \\ x^2 + \dfrac{b}{a}x &= -\dfrac{c}{a} \\ x^2 + \dfrac{b}{a}x \color{red} + \Big(\dfrac{b}{2a}\Big)^2 &= -\dfrac{c}{a} […]