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Solve the quadratic below twice: once by factoring and using the Zero Product Property and once by completing the square. Verify that the solutions match.  

Completing the square:

Add  to both sides of the equation. Solve for .

Factoring and Zero Product Property:

Factor the quadratic, then find its roots from the factors.