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The polynomial is .

The standard form of quadratic equation is .

Compare the two equations and .

Use complete the square algorithm:

Step 1: Find one half of the coefficient of .

Find .

          (Substitute )

                   (Divide: )

Step 2: Square the result in step 1.

Find .

     (Substitute )

                    (Evaluate powers: )

Step 3: Add the result of step 2 to .

Completing the square: .

Add the result of step 2 to .

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Compare original polynomial and resultant polynomial.

Thus, .

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