Please help me simplify a quadratic equation. (x^2 + 2x +1) + (y^2 + 4y +4) = 25

Please help me simplify a quadratic equation. (x^2 + 2x +1) + (y^2 + 4y +4) = 25

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HI!!

you seem to have two variables there, but each term in parentheses is a perfect square

you can rewrite it as
\[(x+1)^2+(y+2)^2=25\] so it is the equation for a circle

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