Rewrite as .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Combine and .

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Combine and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Solve for x x=1/16*(y+6)^2+12