# Question #43385

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Mar 27, 2017

#### Explanation:

To solve a

#color(blue)"quadratic equation"# express it in the form.

#• ax^2+bx+c=0#

#"Rearrange " 2x+x^2=3" into this form"#

#rArrx^2+2x-3=0# To factorise consider the product of the factors of -3 which sum to 2.

These are 3 and - 1

#rArr(x+3)(x-1)=0#

#x+3=0rArrx=-3" or"#

#x-1=0rArrx=-1#