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To solve by completing the square, what value should you add to each side of the equation? x^2+16x=-8

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                                                         x+16x = -8    
 
Add 64 to both sides:                   x2 + 16x + 64 = -8 + 64
 
Factor and simplify:                     (x + 8)2 = 56
 
Use the square root method:     x + 8 = ± √(56)
 
Subtract 8 from both sides:        x = -8 ± √(56)